20 Years of “Matching Angels… Making Miracles”: The Angel Matcher Story

Rebecca Hochreiter
Rebecca Hochreiter
CMO of GoStork

Angel Matcher is a surrogacy agency and consultancy in Cocoa, Florida that helps intended parents match with gestational carriers, as they say it so well, “matching angels…making miracles”. Owner and Agency Director Laura Fretwell shared with us the origins of Angel Matcher, and recalled the experiences that make working in this field incredibly rewarding – check out our conversation to learn more about the agency and its work over the past twenty years, helping 175 families’ dreams come true.

 

Angel Matcher Owner & Director, Laura Fretwell

 

1. What inspired you to work in the fertility industry?
A close friend who experienced unexplained infertility over 30 years ago.

2. We’d love to hear your story – can you share some highlights of the journey since opening in 2001?
When I opened my agency in 2001 I did so because I loved being pregnant and always wanted to be a surrogate. My late husband (who passed in 2008) really supported me as he knew my passion for families. We have helped to bring 175 babies into the world and up until Covid – had witnessed over 90+ births – however, we need to follow the rules now so we watch from afar.

3. What has been your most rewarding experience personally over your years in this work?
Seeing parents hold their babies for the first time. The most significant was a single mom who had a son via Adoption. She was too ‘old’ AMA – not in my standards, the fertility world standards to use her own egg. She was very interested in donated embryos. It just so happened that I had 2 embryos that were donated to my Egg Donation Agency (Future Angels Egg Donation). She was looking to transfer only a female embryo as she was trying to family balance. She got matched with an amazing surrogate and transferred the female embryo and got pregnant. They shared the whole pregnancy and the IM actually was in the bed next to the surrogate as she delivered and Megan was placed directly on her mom’s chest while they delayed cord clamping and delivered the placenta. It was the most amazing birth that I have ever witnessed.

 

Adorable babies, all thanks to Angel Matcher! 

 

4. What is your advice for intended parents just beginning to consider surrogacy?
Research – ASK questions! More research!

5. Is there anything else you’d like to share about Angel Matcher?
We are a small boutique agency with an amazing passion for the surrogacy community.

Matching families to create miracles… 

 

Thank you so much for sharing Angel Matcher’s story with us, Laura, and for helping create so many beautiful families!

Ready to start your search for a surrogacy agency? Learn more about Angel Matcher and many other wonderful options, here.