Meet the Surrogacy Experts
Having over 40 years of combined experience, the staff of Family Solutions International is like no other agency – infertility expertise, small business ownership, industry connections all over the world. We are dedicated to the highest ethical standards and pride ourselves on our vast knowledge of Third Party Parenting and our many valuable resources that we put to use for YOU, both in the United States and worldwide.
Mary Fusillo, RN, BSN, MS – Founder & C.E.O.
Mary M. Fusillo, RN, BSN, MS is the founder and CEO of Family Solutions International. Mary was introduced to the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility while facing her own challenge of having children.
As the Clinical Nursing Director of an Infertility clinic in Houston, she was instrumental in starting the Donor Egg program and recruiting their first donors. This program went from one donor in the Fall of 1999 to over 120 in 2004.
Moving to the greater Washington, D.C. area, Mary becomes the Clinical Infertility Nursing Director at one of the oldest and most prestigious infertility clinics in the United States. With over 200 cycles of donor egg per year, managing donors and recipients while introducing new recruitment methods was a challenge.
Recruited by one of the largest Pharmacy Benefit Management companies to run their Donor Egg pharmacy program, she traveled all over the country, consulting large and small clinics on issues that affect egg donation nationwide. She is a member of the Nurses Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, a former National Board Member of RESOLVE, Inc., and a current member of RESOLVE’s Nurse Advisory Council. Her volunteer work in the field of infertility led her to found “Donor Moms, a network of support for mothers via egg donation”.
In 2007 Mary started The Donor Solution. On August 14, 2007, the website went live and she started recruiting donors, and the company had its first match in October 2007. She had only 19 donors at the time. After feeling like The Donor Solution was doing well, Mary launched 3 Sisters Surrogacy in 2012, because she saw a need for people who needed both donor egg and surrogacy. Since 2012, 30-40% of 3 Sisters Surrogacy’s journeys are with people who used our egg donor as well. In 2018, Mary started Family Solutions International as a bridge to the international community, as a way to increase our presence in the world. Then in 2020, she started The Fertility Consultants to help intended parents navigate the challenges of having a baby and merged all the companies together under the FSI umbrella.
In the fall of 2019, Mary started a Ph.D. program in bioethics, over her 21+ years of infertility and 30 years in healthcare, she was constantly confronted with moral and ethical issues. Even now, a single embryo transfer is fraught with issues of people wanting twins. She decided to get her Ph.D. in bioethics because she wanted to understand the ethical aspects of the biological field more, and felt there needed to be an ethicist who had a very deep background in infertility.
As a business owner, scholar, and the mother of twins, Hank and Katie, and the wife to a busy executive in the energy industry, Mary realizes how important your time is and how difficult this journey may be. Family Solutions International is here to help you find a solution to your family building needs.
Contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia French – Chief Operating Officer
Julia manages operations at Family Solutions International. She manages all donor activities for The Donor Solution as well as travel and monitoring coordination for 3 Sisters Surrogacy. With a Psychology and Business degree from Lake Forest College, Julia has worked in customer relations and values a personal touch.
She came to us from Los Angeles where she was working in the film industry until she decided she wanted something more fulfilling. She found her niche at Family Solutions International and, using her organizational skills and client-focused approach, she expertly manages the day-to-day operations for all our companies. From the first application to setting appointments, organizing the cycle, and arranging complex travel arrangements, Julia manages to keep everything and everyone running smoothly.
Carrie Floyd – Senior Case Manager
Carrie Floyd manages cases for both donors and surrogates. She attended the University of Alabama where she studied psychology before becoming a full-time SAHM to raise her children.
Carrie brings to our team a strong organizational skills background as well as problem-solving finesse and excellent communication skills. She is responsible for the management of our gestational carrier cycles from intake to birth and keeps the cycles running smoothly on both the egg donor and surrogacy side.
Laurel James – Financial Specialist
Laurie handles all accounting efforts for the Family Solutions International companies.