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The ways in which surrogacy can go sideways keep surprising us.
By ELLEN TRACHMAN
I swear most surrogacy journeys don’t end in disaster. Or a complicated legal dispute. Most matches actually end with two very happy sides — the intended parents, who grow their families with a new addition; and the gestational surrogate, who is justly compensated and who is content knowing that she forever changed the lives of a family.
But as readers of this column know, the ways in which surrogacy can go sideways keep surprising us. I don’t know what Sarah Koenig, famed journalist and podcast host of Serial, is up to these days, but she should really check out this situation and let us know if Robert Park and the rest of the Omega crew are guilty — in this case of heinously defrauding families at their most vulnerable — or are, as they claim, mere victims themselves.