According to a recent article in the New York Times by Tamar Lewin, the United States has become – or is in the process of becoming – a mecca for foreign couples seeking the services of a surrogate to gestate a child for them. Theories differ as to the draw, but the lack of national policy or strict regulation is among the most likely suspects.
Joanna L. Grossman,
Traditional Surrogacy in Tennessee: Strange Statute Begets Strange Judicial Ruling VERDICT
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