The story is emotional and it raises many questions about the legality of using a surrogate. Attorney Nicole D. Siqueiros-Stoutner joined Kaley O'Kelley on “Good Morning! Arizona” Wednesday to help Arizona parents understand this sometimes complicated arrangement.
She points out that one must consider where they want to make the surrogate contract, especially if they live in Arizona.
“Arizona has a statute which makes it unenforceable to have a surrogacy contract,” said Siqueiros-Stoutner, who explained, “if you decide to enter into a contract with someone to act as your surrogate then that contract may not be enforceable down the line if maybe someone changes their mind.”
In a situation similar to Crystal Kelley’s, Arizona’s statute would make it even more complicated.