An Infertility Story – Kathryn Kaycoff-Manos, MA
Kathryn became a mother of identical twins boys after suffering through four years of infertility. This included 6 fresh IVFs. 3 frozen embryos transfers, more than 100 embryos, 2 Gestational Surrogates and 1 Egg Donor. Soon after her sons’ births, Kathryn took her unwitting education in infertility, combined it with her organizational acumen & researching finesse, threw in a touch of her television writing, directing and producing skills and turned it into a successful surrogacy agency and fertility consulting business — Agency for Surrogacy Solutions, Inc. & Agency for Fertility Solutions. Working with clients from all over the world, the companies have been thriving since 2004.
With her business partner, Lauri Berger de Brito, Kathryn recognized the need for a global fertility informational hub. Many of their clients would lament that they could not afford to do various third party procedures in various countries and yet they didn’t know where to turn for reliable information. In response, Kathryn and Lauri created GlobalIVF.com, the one and only informational website for fertility patients searching for answers about traveling abroad for IVF related treatments. The website has grown in leaps and bounds and the two are now recognized as international Fertility Travel experts – with speaking engagements all over the world. Kathryn has also traveled to Ukraine, The Czech Republic and Spain to personally meet with top fertility practitioners to find the best fertility option for Fertility Travelers. Next trips – India and Mexico in 2013.
Kathryn has been quoted as a fertility/surrogacy expert in newspapers, magazines – including The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times, and together with Lauri, has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. She is a member of numerous fertility-related organizations including ASRM, AFA, RESOLVE, PVED and ESHRE.