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Canada’s Vague Surrogacy Laws May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

September 19, 2016

(The Toronto Star) – While surrogates who agree to carry the children of strangers operate under a legal framework of nonpayment, some say there is a vast grey area that allows plenty of money to change hands, with little enforcement from the government. “Some do (receive money), as (intended parents) are paying some under the table,” says Sally Rhoads-Heinrich, a former surrogate who now runs one of Canada’s largest surrogacy agencies, Surrogacy Canada Online. “It’s really bad now because the demand has outstripped the supply.”

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