Byrnes-Pena Surrogate College Fund

To our dear friends and family,

We are so exciting to celebrate the impending arrival of our babies with you. Yes...we said babies! Multiples! Twins! It is still so surreal to us both that we will soon be parents. It’s truly a dream neither one of us allowed ourselves to dream. Growing up gay meant relinquishing our hopes about someday being parents. 

That all changed for us thanks in part to modern medicine but mostly because of Lauren and her husband Chris. 

Lauren is our surrogate. She agreed to carry our babies because she is a kind hearted, selfless woman who wanted to help a couple who couldn’t have children of their own. 

Lauren also has four kids of her own and the more we got to know her and Chris the more we realized what an amazing family they are. 

Lauren has never asked a thing of us other than the small fee she’s receiving. Our bond came naturally and through the process we realized she’s setting aside the small amount she is receiving to help her own kids with college. 

We would like to turn our baby shower into a fundraiser for Lauren and Chris to start a really nice college fund for their four children. It’s truly the least we can do. 

We sincerely ask that you make a donation to their family via this GoFundMe account in lieu of baby shower gifts. 

Thank you all for your friendship, love and support during our journey to Parenthood!


Brady and Rene
  • Jill Morrison 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Naomi McMahon 
    • $200 
    • 36 mos
  • Ryan Barrientos  
    • $1,000 
    • 36 mos
  • Gracie Pena 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Patricia Herrera 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Jennifer Adams 
Southlake, TX
Brady Byrnes 
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more