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surrogacy

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

See Gestational surrogacy.
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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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At that time, she let us in on her and Kho's secret-that they would have a baby, and that a surrogate mom in the US was bearing it.
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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.
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?
Washington, Oct.12 (ANI): American couples, especially gay men, are having children abroad for less money and with fewer headaches, and India, it seems, has emerged as the ideal surrogate mom destination, according to a report.
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