As you research surrogacy programs and assisted reproduction attorneys, always check for membership in professional organizations which are exclusive, carry high ethical standards, and are self-regulating. These include the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and the Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers. Compare this with membership in the California Bar Association, which is mandatory, and the American Bar Association which is not by invitation.
We were sad to see today that any attorney would engage in baby-selling. Theresa Erickson, a California assisted reproduction attorney who was never a member of AAARTA or ACFFL, has plead guilty to multiple counts of baby-selling involving surrogacy and the Ukraine.
We are members of both AAARTA and ACFFL, have been in business nearly 30 years, and during this time have maintained the highest ethical standards and work product–second to none. Our reputation and credentials are impeccable. Call our office today for a complementary consultation and to learn more about how we can help build your family.