‘Activist Judge’ Compares Surrogacy to Human Trafficking

July 26, 2016

(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) – Timmons and Olson were plunged into a yearlong legal morass that has cost them $400,000 in legal expenses — on top of the $35,000 they paid the surrogate mother and $12,500 to a surrogacy agency. Olson even had to quit his job to take up the legal case full time. Then-Dane County Circuit Judge James Troupis appointed a guardian ad litem who billed the couple an astounding $100,000 while preparing a report and brief that called into question changes in the traditional family structure.