gestational carrier


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gestational carrier

n.
A woman who is pregnant with an implanted embryo that she carries for another person or couple.
A woman who carries a fertilised embryo formed from another woman’s egg to term—completion of pregnancy—and is expected to release the infant to the genetic parents upon delivery

gestational carrier

A woman who accepts a fertilized egg from a man and woman who provide the sperm and egg. The carrier is not usually genetically related to the intended parents.
See also: carrier
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32) Christian and Sarah utilized the services of a gestational carrier surrogate mother, Amy, who carried the children not biologically related to her to term for the couple.
The gestational surrogacy context can [also] involve anonymous sperm and egg donors, with the result that the child has no genetic relation to the gestational carrier or the intended parents.
49) Under [section] 2-121, a parent-child relationship exists with the "intended parents," with an "intended parent" defined as "an individual who entered into a gestational agreement providing that the individual will be the parent of a child born to a gestational carrier by means of assisted reproduction.
This note addresses the need for a uniform act regarding choice of law provisions in gestational carrier agreements.
3) The gestational carrier shall be entitled to receive compensation in the form of: (277)
The mum-of-four, ages 20 to 30, was also the gestational carrier for Larkin's older daughter, Harper, in June 2011.
She wrote: "It is clear from the definition of 'mother' contained in the Vital Statistics Act 2009, that Mary, the gestational carrier, is Sarah's mother for the purposes of that act as she is the woman from whom Sarah was delivered.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, (104) the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reviewed a surrogacy agreement between Marla and Steven Culliton, the intended parents, and Melissa Carroll, the gestational carrier.
In such a case a woman who has borne a child would be redefining her relationship to the child as that of a gestational carrier.
The couple thanked their gestational carrier and others who were "supportive throughout this process," according to (http://people.