Lauren is our Director of Surrogacy Coordination and Matching at Surrogate Solutions. Like all of our surrogate coordinators, Lauren’s initial experience with Surrogacy came first-hand through being a surrogate. She had read about it and thought “I could do that.” She felt her pregnancies had been almost unfairly easy and the more people she talked to about this new idea of hers, the more she heard others say that they couldn’t do that. With the exception of her mother that said she would have loved to have been a surrogate thirty years ago if she could have. At this point, she describes feeling like she had a special gift she was able to give and reached out to Surrogate Solutions. Lauren was matched with a local couple in need of some help creating their family. There was an instant feeling of warmth and connection when they initially met and as they started their journey a friendship easily formed over their shared venture. This was long enough ago where transferring two embryos to increase the chances of getting one baby was common practice, but both embryos implanted and she carried twins to term. Lauren describes her experience in one word, Joy.
She felt so much joy not only in her ability to give them this gift of growing their children and watching them become parents, but also in the way she was able to nurture their glimmer of hope after so much failure and loss and turn their hope into the joy of being parents. While many surrogates take the path of multiple surrogacies to keep spreading the joy, Lauren felt compelled to become the guide and reached out to the owner of Surrogate Solutions about growing the company.
Lauren is now in her eighth year with Surrogate Solutions and still loves sitting down with intended parents and listening to their stories of what they’ve been through to get here and giving them that initial glimmer of hope. She enjoys getting to know surrogates and helping them fulfill their own desire to help. Lauren still takes pride in finding everyone the right match, so they too get to experience the joy. She has learned a lot over the years, while watching the industry grow and change. She jokes that she now has the equivalent of a Masters degree in health insurance education with all of the hours spent learning and navigating the changes every single year. It is her goal that even as the company and industry both continue to change and grow, she will still provide that intimate level of care as she guides others on their own journeys.