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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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Roche, 31, caused outrage this week after lying about terminating a surrogate pregnancy for a Dutch couple.
Elaine Brown, a surrogate from Colorado who is in her second surrogate pregnancy after having delivered a baby boy for a Chicago couple in 2006.
Maureen said she hopes the surrogate pregnancy will help her get over the death of her son.
A spokesman also refused to discuss the possibility that the adoption was after a surrogate pregnancy using Mr Miliband's sperm.
It was Jill's third surrogate pregnancy, so you'd have thought she was well-practised at handing over a child hours after its birth.
Last year military officials asked for a provision in the 2008 defense authorization bill to cut off coverage for any medical procedures related to surrogate pregnancy.
Marina Bailey hid her surrogate pregnancy from Channel 4 after having two eggs implanted just before filming began.
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