We’ve Been Where You Are

Surrogate Solutions was established by a surrogate mother with a passion to help infertile couples achieve the dream of having a child. We specialize in matching infertile couples with compatible surrogates/gestational carriers. Our surrogate parenting services include a thorough and comprehensive medical and psychological screening process. Potential surrogates are evaluated and presented to couples who are unable to have children.

We realize that the road to parenthood can be challenging, and Surrogate Solutions is here to guide you on your journey. Contact us to begin your journey.

Gayle East-Garrett, RN, BSN – Owner/Director of Surrogate Solutions


Gayle East-Garrett is the founder of Surrogate Solutions. She is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gayle has had excellent pregnancies and deliveries with both of her children, and she loves being pregnant. Unfortunately, many of her friends have had fertility problems. For these reasons, Gayle decided to become a surrogate mother herself and start her own business to help other infertile couples achieve pregnancy. She is very dedicated and passionate about what she does, and she works hard to ensure that Surrogate Solutions provides couples and surrogates with the attention, education and support they need throughout the surrogacy process.

Lauren Palm – Florida Case Manager


Lauren has found no greater joy than giving the gift of life. Helping others is what led Lauren to become a certified personal trainer, Pilates and yoga instructor. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Georgia and two delightful sons. Her pregnancies and deliveries were so easy that she felt compelled to help others who were not as fortunate. Before joining Surrogate Solutions, Lauren was a surrogate. Gayle matched Lauren with a wonderful couple who had been through several unsuccessful rounds of IVF, and now they are loving parents to beautiful twin girls. Lauren loves to create families and help make people’s dreams come true. She works hard to find a compatible match so everyone can enjoy this special journey as much as she did.

Kristina Pitts – Texas Case Manager


Kristina is the mother of two children and happily married for over fifteen years. Surrogacy came into her life in 2000, and she just knew it was something she was meant to do. She wanted to make a difference, and to her there is no greater gift than a family. Kristina has carried a total of eight babies for six amazing couples, completing her final journey in 2014. She has spent her career in customer service and business management, but because she is passionate about surrogacy, she wanted to do more.  She has combined her knowledge of management and surrogacy and joined Surrogate Solutions to continue helping couples and surrogates have the best journeys possible.   The ups and downs that Kristina has experienced through her many years in the surrogacy world is what gives her the ability to support, educate, and be a positive force for intended parents and surrogates.

Didi Perry – Program Director and Texas Case Manager


Having worked in the medical field for 18 years, Didi is well versed in patient protocol, medical procedures and insurance regulations. Didi is the mother of three grown children, and knew she wanted to be a surrogate from her very first pregnancy. Thoroughly enjoying her pregnancies, childbirth and the blessings that children bring, Didi knew that she was meant to help others achieve their dreams of having a family. Didi, along with the support of her husband, embarked on her journey through surrogacy, and she has now carried four pregnancies for three incredibly happy couples whose lives are forever blessed. Didi’s experience and passion for surrogacy is what led her to Surrogate Solutions and what drives her to help as many people as she can through the sometimes overwhelming process of surrogacy.

Melissa O’Hare – International Case Manager


Melissa and her husband have been married for over 12 years and have four children. Originally from Nebraska, they have lived in Texas since 2009. Melissa has a Bachelor of Science from Wayland Baptist University with specializations in Europeans studies, international relations, and German. She is the mother of three biological children and she and her husband adopted their youngest daughter from China in 2016. She has been a surrogate, as well as an egg donor, and her passion for growing families in all ways has led her to join the amazing team at Surrogate Solutions. Melissa is also a fitness instructor, cheer leading coach, and avid runner. She enjoys scrap booking, blogging about her family’s adventures, and spending time with her children.

Katy Encalade – Owner/Director of
Egg Donor Solutions


Katy feels privileged to work with such wonderful intended parents and caring egg donors each day. She is honored to talk with each intended parent who expresses interest in the egg donor program and to learn more about each family and their journey. Katy has a bachelor’s degree in business and uses her experience in marketing, management and human resources to oversee the efforts of Egg Donor Solutions. She lives in Dallas with her wonderful husband and three children who are her world. She is very involved in the children’s ministry at her church, enjoys scrapbooking, reading, DIY projects and attending her children’s sporting events.