A good solid agreement will clearly include all of the rights, as well as the responsibilities of both the surrogate and the intended parents of the child. It should also encompass any medical, psychological, and compensation issues. Once an agreement is in place, all parties should be happy with such, as well as with the consequences, should any legal action occur. In most cases, however, the process works satisfactorily with all parties, resulting in the beginning or expansion of a family for the intended individual or couple who has wished to have a child. Prior to moving forward with the surrogacy procedure – regardless of the role – it is a good idea to have all potential legal issues reviewed. It is advisable to have a surrogacy contract drawn up and signed at the very start of a relationship between a surrogate and the individual or couple that she will be working with. There are also many factors related to the state in which the surrogacy procedure will take place. Once the state related issues have been taken into consideration, when drafting an agreement, there are other specific items that should also be included.