I am sorry to have to pass along more bad news, but I have received information that a complaint has been filed with the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s office arising out of the allegations we blogged about last month. Moreover, a commenter posted this on our blog this morning:
I just went numb reading your post. We are in the same boat with Bala Surrogacy. Our surrogate is due monies and we both demanded our escrow funds be returned. To date, we have not heard back. We are now in contact with the DA’s office.
This would make at least two complaints purportedly filed with the District Attorney against Bala Surrogacy since we first reported on the allegations on November 3rd. I have attempted to reach Holly Kahle for comment without success. Calls to Bala Surrogacy are immediately transferred into a full voicemail box that does not allow you to leave a message. The last communication I received from Ms. Kahle several weeks ago was that she was undergoing back surgery but had transferred all trust funds back to the Intended Parents in the case where the Surrogate was owed more than $17,000. Since that time, none of the affected parties have spoken to her and, according to one report, the District Attorney no longer knows where to locate her.
For those Intended Parents and Surrogates still working with Bala Surrogacy, I can only reiterate my earlier advice: contact your attorney immediately. Your attorney ought to demand an immediate accounting of all funds held in trust on your behalf and make arrangements to have them transferred without delay into a licensed escrow company or into an attorney’s client trust account.