surrogate mother


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sur·ro·gate moth·er

a woman who has been contracted with to carry a pregnancy for another woman or couple.

surrogate mother

n.
1. A woman who agrees, often for pay, to give birth to a child resulting from artificial insemination or the implantation of an already fertilized egg and who surrenders any parental rights to a third party.
2. One that acts as, serves as, or is a mother substitute.

surrogate motherhood n.

surrogate mother

Contract mother, surrogacy Social medicine A ♀ who agrees to be (artificially) inseminated with the sperm of the partner of an infertile ♀; the SM carries the baby to term, at which point it is adopted by the biological father and his partner. See Gestational surrogacy.

sur·ro·gate moth·er

(sŭr'ŏ-găt mŏdh'ĕr)
A woman who is under contract to carry a pregnancy for another woman or couple.
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Kathirvan said: "Actually we started this organisation to protect the rights of surrogate mothers, surrogate women as well as the donors but fortunately, unfortunately, we were forced to facilitate the surrogate mothers because many surrogate mothers are approaching us for facilitation because they need some legal protection as well as their family support from external agency, so that we started facilitating surrogates.
8] Thus the competent person who is to perform the in vitro fertilisation (IVF) on the surrogate mother must ensure that all the legal rules of the Regulations have been complied with before proceeding--even if this competent person was not involved with the donation of the sperm.
Every year, an estimated 25,000 children are said to be born to surrogate mothers who rent their wombs in India.
Indian laws allow the surrogate mother to sign away her rights to the baby as soon as the baby is delivered.
The woman behind the desk explains in a businesslike manner that Nencheva has two options when it comes to choosing a surmama, the Russian word for surrogate mother.
Bu t in addition to attracting commonplace jobs such as information technology (IT) services, India in recent years has seen a dramatic increase in its international surrogacy business, which serves foreign couples seeking surrogate mothers.
With full surrogacy, the surrogate mother has no genetic link with the child.
Unlike in Britain, for instance, where a surrogate mother who has contributed the egg can claim the baby she has delivered as her own at any time during the first two years of the child's life, in India the surrogate mother signs away her rights to the baby as soon as she has delivered it.
Cons: Stories feel awfully contrived: Parents reject a baby when it's proved that a surrogate mother got pregnant before being artificially inseminated; a father wants to start a family ``with'' his late wife - killed in Iraq - with her sister; a gay dad-to-be stalks a surrogate mom, and that's just tonight.
If Sarah thinks about the assignment, she would realize that the family starting with Lisa's sister Helene Browning wants her to be a surrogate mother to May.
I read that there were two types of surrogacy; host is where the surrogate mother bears the baby for the parents who have fertilised their own egg; straight surrogacy is where the man's sperm is used to fertilise the surrogate herself, making her the genetic mother.
19,20) A woman diagnosed with cervical cancer, for instance, might be able to freeze her eggs, then later use in-vitro fertilization to create an embryo that a surrogate mother could carry.