Surrogacy Legal Protections
As Surrogacy Surges, New Parents Seek Legal Protections
When Brad Hoylman and his husband wanted to start a family, they looked to a woman nearly 3,000 miles away to carry their child.
The two Manhattanites turned to a surrogate in California, a state with a robust commercial surrogacy industry, because the practice is banned in New York.
The advent of gay marriage, advances in reproductive technology, and the fact that more people are waiting longer to start families have fueled a surge in the surrogacy industry.
“Very few parents are going to want to enter into a legal minefield without knowing the law is on their side.”
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