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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)

ANU Fertility

A Chronology of Events

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!”

September 2017

Lorraine’s dad (and first male) joins the ANU team.
March 2016

Satellite offices now in BC, AB, ONT and 7 team members.
March 2015

Three people now work in the main office, with an additional office in Calgary, AB.
January 2015

Main office moves to Camrose, AB.
Dec 21, 2010

First same-sex clients Randy and Warren from Vancouver welcome baby Emma to the world.
November 2012

Second satellite office opens in Ottawa, ONT.
Summer 2010

The first child is born through ANU Fertility—twin girls!
May 2009

ANU Fertility Consultants is launched. First office is opened in Chilliwack, B.C.
Sept 2008

After two unsuccessful Surrogacies, and seeing a need arise, Lorraine decides to start her own consultancy.
May 2007

Lorraine decides to become a Surrogate again but struggles to find an agency that suits her needs.
August 12, 2006

Lindsay and Warwick welcome their daughter by their wonderful Surrogate Lorraine Brown.
July 2005

Lorraine decides to become a Surrogate and begins looking for Intended Parents to work with and meets a lovely couple from Australia.
March 2005

Lorraine meets her neighbour who wants to become a Surrogate and together they begin researching Surrogacy.

Inspired by a close friend’s struggle with fertility, the first seeds are planted in Lorraine’s mind to become a Surrogate.

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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