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Surrogacy and Baby-Selling in a Globalizing World: What’s Next?

A well-known surrogacy attorney in California used her networks and well-financed practice to dupe families into paying over $100,000 for a child based on a fraudulent scenario. Basically, those looking to secure a child were told that a surrogacy arrangement had fallen apart—the intended parents backing out of the arrangement. This was false and a story constructed for fraud.

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Desperate Measures: The American Fertility Association Responds to Recent Surrogacy Scandals

The question that we keep hearing now is this: “Does this point to the need for additional regulation of surrogacy?”  Our feeling is no.  Regulation does not necessarily promote good practice. 

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Exposure of Surrogacy and Baby-Selling Scheme Underscores Need for Accountability

Two prominent reproductive law attorneys now await sentencing by a US district court after pleading guilty to charges connected with an elaborate surrogacy and baby-selling scheme. What measures will be taken by the fertility industry, policy makers, women’s health advocates and others to ensure the well-being of everyone involved with assisted reproduction practices?

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