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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.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.