Foreign intended parents seeking surrogates in Thailand have recently been banned due in par to the headline case of “Baby Gammy,” who was born with Down syndrome and abandoned by his intended parents. Surrogacy overseas is not only costly, but it also comes with unknown complications. Choosing a gestational carrier in a legal jurisdiction allows for more certainty and much more transparent process. Since many states in the United States are still new to surrogacy, not all of them have clear laws on the matter and some have either made it illegal or difficult to navigate the process. California is by far the leader with clear and distinct laws, making the process more efficient and easier for both the intended parents and surrogates.