Who are all these women who are surrogating for the A list-Gays
Where do they find them? Do you have to send them Christmas cards? What if the mother gets stretch marks? Can she sue?
One's attorney finds them. And one does not have to send Christmas cards, although generally it is agreed that there will be that (and ONLY that) contact after the delivery of the child(ren).
Society girls, mostly. They don't do it for the money but because it's so trendy and so much fun.
You have to have an ironclad contract
Ooh, I LIKE ironclad contact!
Is Simon Cowell going to marry his?
There are professional agencies that work along with the client's attorneys. The agencies screen the surrogates very thoroughly. Any agreement of confidentiality is between the agency and the attorneys. The surrogate has no legal rights to the baby once it's born unless the parents grant it and that has to be predetermined. It's actually quite a complex process.
R7, you write with confidence, but without accuracy. A confidentiality agreement between the agency and the attorney would not be binding on the woman who carries the kids, who is usually a gestational carrier rather than a surrogate, since the eggs usually come from another woman. Surrogate mothers do have rights in some states, regardless of contracts to the contrary. Gestational carriers have fewer rights and have rights in fewer jurisdictions.
And, alas, even the best agencies do not vet their candidates all that well.
I speak as both an attorney and a veteran of the process. Ooh -- does that make me A-list? Well, maybe not in and of itself.