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.
Katy Encalade – Executive Program Director
Katy is humbled by the opportunity to play a role in the journey of intended parents and their surrogates as they fulfill their dream of a baby. In the past, the majority of Katy’s professional time has been spent in the field of egg donation as she also is the Executive Program Director for Egg Donor Solutions. After being blessed with the opportunity to be a gestational carrier/surrogate in 2014, surrogacy has become a greater passion for her. Katy is grateful to be a part of an agency that provides education, guidance, and care to a process that can seem overwhelming. Katy lives in Dallas, Texas with her wonderful husband and three children. She is actively involved in her local church, enjoys reading, and cheering on her kids in their activities.
Gayle Garrett – Surrogacy Program Director
Gayle Garrett is the Founder and Program Director of Surrogate Solutions. She is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gayle had excellent pregnancies and deliveries with her own children, and because many of her friends struggled with infertility, Gayle felt called to pursue surrogacy in hopes of helping others complete their families. Gayle 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 – Director of Matching and Coordination
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.
Didi Perry – Senior Surrogacy Coordinator
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.
Phaedra Smith – Surrogate Education Coordinator
Phaedra is a Surrogacy Coordinator for Surrogate Solutions. Phaedra is a 7th generation Floridian and has been in the surrogacy world since 2012. Listening, supporting, guiding and helping others is a passion of hers in the field. Phaedra was drawn to the call of being a surrogate after witnessing close friends struggle with years of infertility. She felt that becoming a surrogate herself could help another couple overcome the type of heartache she previously witnessed. She’s carried and delivered twins for a family in 2014. She and her husband of 13 years are parents to three wonderful children, ages 7 to 11. Some of her favorite past times are spending time outdoors, going to the beach, fishing, camping, hiking and concerts.
Christina Ferrero – Surrogacy Coordinator
Giving to others and making others’ dreams come true through surrogacy is woven into Christina’s fabric. She has a BIG heart, and she loves people! Christina Ferrero is a Surrogacy Coordinator for Surrogate Solutions, and her experience in customer service, ministry and case management have made her the perfect fit for her current role. Christina’s experience as a gestational carrier has only enhanced her passion to serve others, and she takes great joy in guiding intended parents and surrogates through the surrogacy process. Christina and her husband have three active boys. They are involved in their church and they love heading to the mountains in the summer. Christina loves a good cup of coffee, enjoys yoga, and loves reading books.
Angela Sanchez – Surrogacy Coordinator
Angela has a huge passion for helping others by listening, being supportive, giving hope and fulfilling dreams. Being a surrogate was something Angela contemplated for years, and in 2012 she embarked on her first journey. Angela has since helped complete three families and delivered four baby boys into the arms of their loving parents. Angela and her husband have three grown children and are expecting grandchildren soon. In their spare time they enjoy traveling, spending time with their children, and going for long walks on the beach.
Barette Best- Surrogate Educator
Barette has a background in vocational education, corporate training and management. Working with people, helping others and giving back is a passion for her and her family. She was inspired by friends to become a surrogate in 2014 after witnessing years of their personal infertility struggles. Barette had such an amazing experience, she was a surrogate once again in 2019. She and her husband of 13 years have two boys and three Boston terriers. In their spare time you will catch them living the boat life, collecting litter in the ocean, and walking on the sugar sand beaches in beautiful Florida.