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Moody Secures More Than $2 Million For Florida Couples Wronged By Company Providing Surrogacy-Related Services

Future parents signing surrogacy agreement with expectant mother.
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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody says Florida couples were taken advantage of by a company called The Surrogacy Group.

Florida couples wronged by a company that helped families hoping to have children through surrogacy will get more than $2 million. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody says the company was pocketing money meant to cover surrogates’ medical costs.

A company called The Surrogacy Group offered administrative services to Florida couples hoping to have a baby through surrogacy. A Florida court found the company liable for more than $2 million in consumer restitution and more than $700,000 in civil penalties for unfair and deceptive business conduct. Moody says the company charged large fees for services it didn’t provide and misappropriated funds for the owner’s personal use.