25 Aug 2009 Should Surrogacy Agencies Self-Regulate?
In response to a number of situations involving less than scrupulous business practices by some former agencies and escrow companies in the surrogacy field, several intra-industry conversations have been taking place this past year regarding whether to self-regulate the industry. The Reproductive & Genetic Technology Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association proposed to circulate a form for comments by all - including agencies - prior to drafting any legislation in this regard.
At this time, there is no pending legislation for consideration, and the template form for collecting comments has not yet been circulated.
For updated information on the ABA Family Law Section subcommittee's efforts in this regard, contact the ABA subcommittee.