About Us

As a law firm, we assist clients with all legal aspects of third-party reproduction, including:

  • Known and anonymous egg donor contracts
  • Gestational and traditional surrogacy agreements
  • Pre-birth orders to establish parental rights for clients working with surrogates
  • Step-parent adoptions for clients working with surrogates in states where pre-birth orders are not available
  • Co-parent adoptions for same-sex couples

Stephanie M. Caballero, Esq.


Stephanie M. Caballero is the Founder of The Surrogacy Law Center, PLC and The Estate Planning & Legacy Law Center, PLC and the firm has represented more than 3,000 clients, including Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors from all over the world through Surrogacy and Egg, Sperm, and Embryo Donation. Stephanie ‘s expertise in Family Formation and Reproductive Law and her latest law center in Estate Planning has made her a sought-after expert appearing on various programs and print media including The Today Show, ABC News, HuffPost Live, The Daily Beast, The Bakersfield Californian, Washington Examiner, the Creating a Family radio program, NPR, Fox News, The Los Angeles Times, The Union Tribune and the L.A. Daily Journal (and again on March 23rd, 2015)

Stephanie had her own journey through infertility, after eight years of treatments including having endured more than 10 artificial insemination procedures, three surgeries, three miscarriages, and 13 IVF procedures she finally realized her dream of having children when a surrogate carried her twins. Stephanie also had to adopt her twins because the state where they were born did not recognize surrogacy.

Stephanie is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys serving on their Ethics Code Review Committee and is a member of the American Bar Association, San Diego Bar Association, and American Society of Reproductive Medicine, serving on the Executive Board of its Legal Professional Group. Stephanie also serves on the boards of Fertile Action and Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED).



Jennifer C. Madrid, Esq.


Jennifer C. Madrid has been an associate attorney with The Surrogacy Law Center, PLC since 2015 and has experience in representing intended parents, donors, and gestational carriers both during contract negotiations as well as during the parental establishment process.

Jennifer graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center and received her A.B. from the University of Chicago. During her time at Georgetown Law, she studied both domestic and cross-border assisted reproductive technologies under the tutelage of one of the pioneers in the field. Jennifer completed extensive research into the rights of non-progenitors in embryo disposition cases as well as the state of assisted reproductive technologies in Iran.

Prior to joining The Surrogacy Law Center, Jennifer served as a law clerk within the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. While at the USAO, Jennifer worked on cases involving FTCA, Bivens and civil RICO claims.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys exploring San Diego’s beaches and restaurants with her husband and their four daughters, baking, and actively participating in the spouses’ organization affiliated with her husband’s Navy helicopter squadron.




Melissa Hong, Esq.


Melissa Hong is a California licensed attorney. As a Cambodian-Chinese American, she has been fortunate to work abroad both in Cambodia and in China. Her experiences working in a non-profit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and as an English Teacher in Suzhou, China have allowed her to explore her cultural background, improve her language skills, and gain experience working with diverse groups of people.  Her legal experience also includes work in estate planning and business transactions for small businesses. These experiences help shape her practice in Surrogacy Law, where she aims to provide an understanding and informative relationship with her egg donor, surrogate, and intended parent clients.

Melissa graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, while concurrently completing an MBA program. She received her BA in History from the University of California Los Angeles. She’s proud to be born and raised in the Bay Area, and in her spare time, she enjoys teaching figure skating, watching reality tv, and cheering on the Warriors.