Circle Surrogacy was founded in 1995 by John Weltman, a renowned lawyer and gay dad through surrogacy. He founded Circle on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to be a parent. To this day, that belief is still at the core of everything Circle Surrogacy does!
Since their founding, Circle has helped bring more than 2,100 babies into this world.
Circle Surrogacy has grown families in the LGBTQ+ community for 25 years.
The staff at Circle is passionate about family building, and about 40% of their team members have personal experiences as surrogates, egg donors or parents through surrogacy, IVF or adoption.
Sam joined Circle Surrogacy as President and CEO in 2017. He is a father of three thanks to assisted reproductive technologies. Surrogacy and family building is a subject that is very near and dear to his heart.
“A surrogacy journey is like a long walk in a forest you have never been to before... and we are your tour guide”Sam Hyde, Circle Surrogacy
Meet the experts responsible for making your dreams a reality. All of Circle Surrogacy's staff are highly-trained, LGBTQ-inclusive and have years of experience helping gay, bi and trans men become fathers.
Sam joined Circle in 2017, after spending 10 years advising and building a variety of businesses. Having experienced fertility challenges when starting his own family, Sam understands first-hand the importance of support and help to fulfill dreams of parenthood. With the help of IVF, Sam and his wife are now blessed with two wonderful daughters.
Dean began his professional legal career as a law clerk for Circle Surrogacy in 2004, before working for Lawson & Weitzen, LLP for six years before as a litigation attorney and was named a Rising Star in Massachusetts Super Lawyer and Boston Magazine multiple years. He is the Chairman of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Law Committee at the American Bar Association. Dean returned to Circle full time in 2011 and helps manage the legal portion of Intended Parents’ journeys.
Emily earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Emily started at Circle as a Journey Coordinator and now supports both the Program Coordinator team, the Pre-screening and Screening teams and is available as additional support to Intended Parents. Emily comes to Circle with her own history of infertility struggles and brings this experience and understanding to her role as Clinical Director.
Scott has been part of the Circle family since 2003. In his current role as the Vice President of Client Services, Scott oversees the Circle team, as well as serving clients. He enjoys meeting with Intended Parents, whether in Boston, on Skype, or in their hometowns. He's proud to have been part of this company for so long, helping so many families grow. Scott is married with 3 beautiful children and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers each year from 2012 through 2017.
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