Meet Our Team
Get to Know our Team!
Ursila McFadden is a 3x experienced surrogate and all-around lover of the surrogacy community, joining our team in May 2018. As case manager, she works tirelessly to support our surrogates and intended parents throughout their journeys, gaining lifelong friends along the way.
Upon matching, you will find Ursila at all stages of the process. She works with both the surrogate and intended parents during medical screening, contracts, transfer, pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. She brings her first-hand knowledge of the process and does her best to ensure that every encounter is seamless and filled with love and compassion.
Stacy Xiong is an experienced surrogate that began her surrogacy journey by matching with an amazing couple from China in 2017, delivering her first surrogate baby in March 2019. She loves being a surrogate and the teachings it provides, rooted in patience and determination; making families is one of the most beautiful things she has experienced.
She joined the Kindred team in June of 2019 and currently serves as a support coordinator to the case management team. Her passion is to provide support to both surrogates and intended parents, ensuring that they have a smooth and beautiful journey.
Kimberly Hennessy has vast experience in third-party matching and client care. She understands the first-hand longing for a child and the desire to count on the people helping you.
Kimberly joined the Kindred team in early 2021 as our Client Relations Manager, bringing over 16 years of experience in the fertility world including time at two of the most well-respected fertility centers in the US!
You can always count on her for a listening ear and a problem-solving nature. She not only provides information and support, but helps to build bridges for Kindred's clients.
Kim Laurenson is a 2x experienced surrogate that chose to leave her job in August 2021 to focus on family after a 14-year career in higher education administration.
She joined the team in November 2021 as a Surrogate Intake Coordinator, providing first-hand experience and guidance to our incoming surrogates. With a passion for surrogacy and helping others achieve their dream of creating families, working for an agency her perfect match.
Knowing the importance of feeling valued throughout the process, she most enjoys ensuring that each applicant gets a personal, friendly, and streamlined intake experience while striving to make each surrogate feel comfortable along the way.
Crystal Lor loves being able to support the surrogacy process along with the amazing team of women at Kindred.
Having worked previously as a Newborn Hearing Specialist, she joined the team at Kindred in 2020 as a Surrogate Support Coordinator. She performs administrative tasks and creates social media content to educate and celebrate Kindred's clients.
Crystal is currently on her own TTC journey and aspires to be a mother one day.
Michelle Merida is an experienced surrogate that successfully carried for intended parents back in 2015. Her supportive and smooth experience motivated her to want to provide that for others.
She joined the Kindred team in 2020 as an Intake Coordinator, supporting surrogates like herself looking to understand the ins and outs of becoming a surrogate.
Michelle felt complete when her delivery time came and hopes to help other surrogates feel the same.