After witnessing her daughterâ€™s fertility struggles, Pamela Hirsch wanted to help others facing the same issues.
Hirsch and her daughter, Nicole Lawson, are the co-founders of Baby Quest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving financial assistance to those who canâ€™t afford procedures to help them become parents, including in vitro fertilization and gestational surrogacy. In a video that is part of Todayâ€™s â€œHope To Itâ€ series, Lawson touched on her experience with infertility, which inspired the organization.
â€œWhen you want a baby, itâ€™s the one thing that you canâ€™t control and thatâ€™s whatâ€™s so frustrating,â€ she said.
After watching her daughter endure four years of fertility treatments and three miscarriages, Hirsch mentioned surrogacy. Lawson said she and her husband, Josh, couldnâ€™t afford it. Hirsch helped out financially, and now her daughter is a mother of two girls.Â Through Baby Quest, the mother-daughter duo now offers help so others (including same sex couples and singles) can become parents through grants and donations that help facilitate procedures like in vitro fertilization and gestational surrogacy.
â€œTo know that weâ€™ve helped fulfill a dream of theirs has been truly rewarding,â€ Hirsch said.
This â€œrewardingâ€ experience includes helping welcome 16 babies into the world over the last three years. Seven more are on the way.
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