Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times
Angel Howard, who is now carrying a French couple's baby, prepares with her children, from left, Maria, Anthony, Izaac, Ezekiel and Tacina, in May for a video chat with their father, Brian, who was deployed in Iraq. Surrogacy is a natural fit for military wives, with their solid support networks, premium medical care and strong dispositions. For some it's easy money; for others it's a way to help unlucky couples.
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