Elaine Carter

Professional Grandmother

"Lanie'Carter, Surrogate Grandmother at Scripps Hospital, will be "The Eleventh Woman" at The Women's International Center Living Legacy Awards Banquet.

Carter, a former receptionist in a pediatrician's office, has served as Surrogate Grandmother/New Family Consultant to more than 8,000 babies in the past five years. She assumed the role after sending a proposal as New Family Consultant to Scripps Hospital. She teaches new parents everything from layette-buying to proper breast-feeding.

In addition to her duties as Grandmother, Carter works with abusive parents and teaches/conducts "Adjusting to Parenthood" classes. She is founder of Los Madres and of Parents of Twins.

As The Eleventh Woman, Carter represents the universal giving spirit of all women.

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