Surrogacy Terms Decoded: 17 Definitions to Know

Although rewarding, the surrogacy process and its associated vocabulary can be new and confusing at times. Not to worry! This blog defines and explains some of the common terms you’ll come across during your journey. Carrier/Surrogate/Surrogate Mother: We use these terms interchangeably. However, a general surrogate definition is a woman carrying a child for intended […]

The Importance of Surrogate and Egg Donor Body Mass Index (BMI)

At Circle, one question that always comes up is: “Why is my BMI so important?” In order to be considered for surrogacy or egg donation, applicants have to meet certain qualifications. One such requirement is Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI is calculated using a formula that divides an individual’s weight by their height to […]

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Surrogacy or Egg Donation Agency

Whether you’re an intended parent or a prospective surrogate or egg donor, make sure you’re in good hands when you’re choosing an agency. Keep in mind that, while the decision can be daunting, a few key factors can help you make an informed choice. Remember, your final decision will affect you throughout your experience. So don’t […]

Surrogacy Laws: 4 Things You Need To Know

Surrogacy law encompasses family law, contract law, estate planning, insurance and often immigration law. Legal experts at your surrogacy agency are charged with negotiating agreements between intended parents and surrogates and egg donors, planning for the future and the best interests of the child, making sure everyone is insured from financial risk, finalizing parental rights, and […]

Surrogacy Terms: Gestational Carrier vs. Surrogate

Gestational carrier. Gestational surrogate. Surrogate. Surrogate mother. These words are used, often interchangeably, to describe a woman who carries a child for intended parents. So why do these different surrogacy terms exist? And which one is the right one to use? Let’s start by distinguishing the two types of surrogacy – traditional surrogacy and gestational […]