San Diego Attorney Pleads Guilty to Baby Selling


In the San Diego Examiner:

Poway based attorney Theresa Erickson, a nationally recognized surrogacy attorney (in part from her east coast based public relations firm), was just snared in a black market baby selling practice. Babies born overseas fetched up to $100,000.00 per child.

Parents had no idea the infants were purchased.

... Erickson admitted to falsifying court documents in which San Diego Court judges were told the unborn children were the products of legitimate surrogacy arrangements. After the documents were court-approved, Erickson simply added the names of the parents who had been duped into a purchase.

Authorities also said Erickson submitted claims to the State of California's Access for Infants and Mothers program to pay for the children's delivery.

... In anticipation, Erickson pulled down her website which also featured law in areas including [Surrogacy Law and Egg Donation Law].

... Erickson did not act alone. Carla Chambers and Maryland attorney Hilary Neiman, were co-conspirators and plead guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges earlier.