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surrogacy

(sûr′ə-gə-sē, sŭr′-)
n. pl. surroga·cies
The condition of being a surrogate, especially a surrogate mother.

surrogacy

The state of being a surrogate—usually understood to be a women allowing use of her uterus to carry another woman’s fertilised egg.

surrogacy

See Gestational surrogacy.

surrogacy

An agreement by a woman to undergo pregnancy so as to produce a child which will be surrendered to others. Fertilization may be by seminal fluid provided by the future adoptive father, or an ovum fertilized IN VITRO may be implanted in the surrogate mother. Surrogacy for gain is illegal in Britain and in some other countries.
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surrogate mom carries a fetus, but has no genetic relationship to her baby.
That's My Mommy has Tom end up as a surrogate mom to a baby duck, but not before attempting to eat the duckling several times.
7, and welcomed his twins born to a surrogate mom in the U.
But I have a long history with their parents and grandparents, and for the past couple of decades they have adopted me as their official surrogate mom and lola, and I love it.
Their earlier attempts to conceive failed and so they asked Pollard to be the surrogate mom, who is due to have a pregnancy test any day now.
Equal parts school nurse, surrogate mom, social worker and secretary, Keefe has worked in Santa Clara's front office for 14 years.
But his cranky surrogate mom, Groove (Angela Bassett), is apparently fed up with communal living, so Groove and Whispers wander off by themselves.
This happened with twin toddlers Nikolas and Leonard Balaz, whose parents are German nationals and whose surrogate mom is a twenty something Indian woman from Gujarat.
After tending this new egg through hatching--some 10 days without a break--the famished surrogate mom took wing from the cliff for a meal.
At one point, an Iranian surrogate mom figure (Ann Bortolotti) is brought in to provide much-needed aphorisms, moral-supporting hugs and make an Ayatollah joke.
and rising lawyer Stanley (Paul Provenza) to pop the question, but, instead, Stanley pops one to Delmar: Would she be surrogate mom for his boss and his barren wife?