[mk_page_section bg_image=”https://anufertility.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/dsc_0186.jpg” bg_position=”center center” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” video_color_mask=”#25273e” video_opacity=”0.7″ padding_top=”128″ padding_bottom=”128″ bottom_shape_color=”#ffffff” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1519755595770{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h1″ color=”#ffffff” size=”77″ force_font_size=”true” size_tablet=”55″ size_phone=”46″ line_height=”98″ font_weight=”300″ font_style=”normal” txt_transform=”none” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”Amiri” font_type=”google” el_class=”landing_title”]How Does
Surrogacy Work?[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h3″ color=”#ffffff” size=”” font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” margin_bottom=”40″ font_family=”none”]Read Lorraine’s Story[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1520967706946{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]It was thrilling and terrifying to be the one in charge, but I love the challenge and I love my team so it makes it all worthwhile.” – Lorraine Brown (Founder and CEO of ANU Fertility)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section layout_structure=”half_right” bg_image_portrait=”https://anufertility.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/ANU-Fertility-Branding-8088.jpg” bg_color=”#efefef” padding_top=”64″ padding_bottom=”64″][vc_column][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h3″ color_style=”gradient_color” grandient_color_from=”#935a6e” grandient_color_to=”#66404d” grandient_color_style=”radial” grandient_color_fallback=”#66404d” size=”” font_weight=”600″ font_style=”normal” txt_transform=”capitalize” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”Amiri” font_type=”google”]ANU Fertility[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h5″ color=”#66404d” size=”23″ force_font_size=”true” size_phone=”28.134″ font_weight=”300″ font_style=”italic” txt_transform=”capitalize” margin_bottom=”32″ font_family=”none”]A Chronology of Events[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1520968136324{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Lorraine’s epic story of Surrogacy began during a simple conversation with a friend struggling with infertility. “It’s always so black and white when you’re young. Meet someone, fall in love, get married and have babies. It’s the natural order of life.”

After researching Surrogacy for the first time in 2005, she realized that life also offers many shades of grey. Surrogacy and adoption is not everyone’s first choice for starting a family, but not everyone has that luxury.

A chance meeting with a friend set her life on a new course, a path toward the beautiful world of Surrogacy. When asked why she did what she did, the answer is immediate and direct:

“For the love it!”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row fullwidth=”true” fullwidth_content=”false” css=”.vc_custom_1520968765876{padding-top: 128px !important;padding-bottom: 128px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column][icon_timeline timeline_line_style=”dashed” timeline_line_color=”#dbdbdb” time_block_bg_color=”#efefef” time_sep_color=”#444444″ time_sep_bg_color=”#ffffff” timeline_margin=”margin:32px;”][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”September 2017″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;” desc_line_height=”undefined”]Lorraine’s dad (and first male) joins the ANU team.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”March 2016″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Satellite offices now in BC, AB, ONT and 7 team members.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”March 2015″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Three people now work in the main office, with an additional office in Calgary, AB.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”January 2015″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Main office moves to Camrose, AB.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”Dec 21, 2010″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]First same-sex clients Randy and Warren from Vancouver welcome baby Emma to the world. [/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”November 2012″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Second satellite office opens in Ottawa, ONT.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”Summer 2010″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]The first child is born through ANU Fertility—twin girls![/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”May 2009″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]ANU Fertility Consultants is launched. First office is opened in Chilliwack, B.C.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”Sept 2008″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]After two unsuccessful Surrogacies, and seeing a need arise, Lorraine decides to start her own consultancy.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”May 2007″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Lorraine decides to become a Surrogate again but struggles to find an agency that suits her needs.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”August 12, 2006″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Lindsay and Warwick welcome their daughter by their wonderful Surrogate Lorraine Brown.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”July 2005″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Lorraine decides to become a Surrogate and begins looking for Intended Parents to work with and meets a lovely couple from Australia.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”March 2005″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Lorraine meets her neighbour who wants to become a Surrogate and together they begin researching Surrogacy.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”2001″ time_sep_color=”#ea5882″][icon_timeline_item desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Inspired by a close friend’s struggle with fertility, the first seeds are planted in Lorraine’s mind to become a Surrogate.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”Our Beginning” icon_type=”selector” icon=”Defaults-heart” icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#ea5882″ icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” title_font_size=”desktop:42px;” title_font_color=”#444444″][/icon_timeline_feat][/icon_timeline][/vc_column][/vc_row]

This is the I AM; podcast hosted by Maria Szott and Jara Hallett. This is the show where we embrace meaningful conversations with incredible individuals making waves in the world through surrogacy & egg donation in Canada.

In each episode, we'll dive into some aspects of what it really means to be a part of the journey of growing a family ... all for the love of it!

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