Louisiana expects to pass legislation that will allow surrogacy arrangements. HB187 would only legalize surrogacy for married heterosexual couples who need a surrogate to carry their biological child due to medical problems. And, monetary consideration would only include legal, travel, and medical expenses, as well as reimbursement for her lost wages in the case of bed rest, and would be subject to court oversight. Nevertheless, its a step forward for couples choosing to work with a surrogate in Louisiana.
Luckily, individuals have many more suitable choices by working with surrogates in friendlier states, such as California, where there are no such legal limitations.