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.
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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
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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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Under California law, gestational carrier surrogacy contracts are enforceable; (26) whereas, traditional surrogacy contracts are not enforceable.
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If a subset of surrogacy arrangements is outlawed, then the logical recourse when such arrangements occur is to punish the parties involved, including the intended parents and the gestational carrier. A severe punishment for intended parents would be removal of the child.
[T]he donated egg begins outside of the gestational carrier, who is impregnated with a fertilized embryo, often as a result of in vitro fertilization of the egg of the intended mother with the sperm of the intended father.
(46) In cases of assisted reproduction not involving a gestational carrier, the woman who gives birth is the mother (47) and her spouse, or another individual who consented to the procedure, is the other parent.
This note addresses the need for a uniform act regarding choice of law provisions in gestational carrier agreements.
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