Surrogate mother Debi Lawson rests in the delivery room at Kaiser Roseville Medical Center with new parents Eric Yan, left, and Zhenxing Bao. They were matched with Nelson by a surrogacy agency. The parents could pay as much as $200,000 for the birth of Brenda.
Surrogate mother Debi Lawson rests in the delivery room at Kaiser Roseville Medical Center with new parents Eric Yan, left, and Zhenxing Bao. They were matched with Nelson by a surrogacy agency. The parents could pay as much as $200,000 for the birth of Brenda. Doris Valladao Special to The Bee
Surrogate mother Debi Lawson rests in the delivery room at Kaiser Roseville Medical Center with new parents Eric Yan, left, and Zhenxing Bao. They were matched with Nelson by a surrogacy agency. The parents could pay as much as $200,000 for the birth of Brenda. Doris Valladao Special to The Bee

Booming demand, state protections attract commercial surrogate birthing

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