From the business
Circle Surrogacy is one of the oldest and largest surrogacy agencies serving gay and heterosexual parents all over the world, with more than 20 years' experience and more than 1,200 babies born to-date.
What makes Circle Surrogacy stand out among other agencies in our focus on the long-term. We care deeply about, and focus on, the best interests of the child, the surrogate and the intended parent(s). Our screening process is rigorous for all intended parents, surrogates, and egg donors. We work to ensure that all have shared values and commitments. Focusing on this high level of transparency in our approach inevitably leads to more rewarding and fulfilling journeys.
Circle Surrogacy was founded by John Weltman in 1995. John is a highly-regarded fertility rights attorney and the father of two children through surrogacy. He has practiced law all over the world and is admitted for all purposes in Massachusetts, New York and California. A passionate surrogacy advocate, John was the first to establish the right of couples to get insurance coverage for gestational surrogacy in Massachusetts, and has repeatedly obtained pre-birth orders, step parent, and second parent adoptions for gay and straight couples and singles having children through surrogacy throughout the country. He has also worked closely with lawyers and parents from six continents and more than 60 countries to get legal recognition of their children in their home countries.
Circle's leadership team also includes Cliff Atkins, Circle's Executive Vice President, leading attorneys Scott Buckley and Dean Hutchinson, Clinical Director Emily Sonier, and Marketing Director Jamie Manning.
We take great pride in trying to make a positive impact on the domestic and international surrogacy process and are passionate about the caring hearts of the surrogates and egg donors tin our program. We have learned from personal experience how wonderful it can be for a child to be able to know how he or she came into the world, and to meet all those who made his existence possible. We believe genuinely that miracles can be expected through surrogacy.