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Stephanie M. Caballero, Esq., the founder of The Surrogacy Law Center, was interviewed for an article that appeared in The Bakersfield Californian this past Saturday discussing surrogacy and its trends. See some of her quotes below and feel free to read the entire article at the link provided.

Surrogacy laws vary by state but California remains one of the best spots for surrogacy, said Stephanie Caballero, an attorney who founded The Surrogacy Law Center and co-owns the agency Extraordinary Conceptions in Carlsbad. One reason is that, with the right legal work, the names of an infant’s intended parents can go directly onto the birth certificate.

Surrogacy remains an expensive undertaking. Caballero estimated that even if a family member acts as a surrogate for free, the process could cost $40,000 to $50,000.

Those who use an agency, Caballero said, should expect at least $80,000 in expenses and possibly up to $100,000. Many times, parents help their children finance a surrogacy process.

“They want to see their children have children and (infertility is) grueling,” Callabero said.