102Florida does not have such a requirement, but the statute mandates specific qualifications such as the marital status of the parties (the intended parents must be married).10388Id. at 2259-60. 89WASH.REV.CODE§26.26.240(2010). 90LA.STAT.ANN.§9:2713(2005). 91KY.REV.STAT.ANN.§199.590(4) (West 2006). 92NEB.REV.STAT.ANN.§25-21-200(LEXISNEXIS 2008). 93ARK.CODEANN.§9-10-201(2009). 94FLA.STAT.ANN.§742.15 (West 2010). 95NEV.REV.STAT.§126.710(2011).96N.H.REV.STAT.ANN.§§168-B:1-:32 (LexisNexis 2010). 97N.M. STAT. ANN. § 40-11A-801 (2010). 98VA.CODEANN.§§20-156-165(2008).99Guide to State Surrogacy laws, American Progress, December 2007, .  100FLA.STAT.ANN.§742.15 (West 2010). 101Mortazavi, supra note 10, at 2260.102N.H.REV.STAT.ANN.§§168-B:8 (LexisNexis 2010).103FLA.STAT.ANN.§742.15(1) (West 2010).
346 IND. INT’L & COMP. L. REV. [Vol. 26:2 Illinois,104Texas,105and Utah106explicitly permit commercial surrogacy, and California implicitly allows commercial surrogacy.107Texas108and Utah’s109statutes recognize “reasonable remuneration paid to the surrogate.”110However, these statutes impose heavy restrictions on commercial surrogacy.111For example, the Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act of 1995 limits recognition of commercial surrogacy arrangements to gestational surrogacy.112The statute also necessitates a demonstration of medical need, typically procured through a doctor’s affidavit, and requires that intended parents and the gestational surrogate submit to a psychological evaluation.113While California is legislatively silent on surrogacy, its case law indicates that California courts will enforce surrogacy agreements and establish legal parentage in the intended parents rather than the surrogate.114States that expressly and implicitly permit commercial surrogacy are more popular destinations. Surrogacy legislation has recently become a heavily debated issue in state legislatures. New Hampshire followed the example of pro-surrogacy states such as Illinois and California and, in 2014, enacted a law allowing commercial surrogacy.115As states move towards legalizing surrogacy, more avenues become open to potential intended parents who can afford the cost of 104750III.COMP.STAT.§47/5(2011). 105TEX.FAM.CODEANN.§160.756 (West 2008). 106UTAHCODEANN.§78B-15-803 (LexisNexis 2008). 107See Mortazavi, supra note 10, at 2261.108TEX.FAM.CODEANN.§160.756 (West 2008). 109UTAHCODEANN.§78B-15-803 (LexisNexis 2008). 110Mortazavi, supra note 10, at 2261.111Id. at 2260. 112750III.COMP.STAT.§47/1(2011). 113Id. 114Mortazavi, supra note 10, at 2261. See Johnson v. Calvert, 851 P.2d 776, 783-87 (Cal. 1993); Buzzanca v. Buzzanca, 72 Cal. Rptr. 2d 280, 291 (Cal. Ct. App. 1998). 115Tamar Lewin, Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It, N. Y. Times, July 5, 2014, ..
2016] CLIPPING THE STORK’S WINGS347surrogacy in the United States.116The number of babies born through surrogacy in the United States has tripled over the last ten years.