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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Surrogate mothers, meanwhile, must be aged 25 to 35, already have a child of their own and can only offer their services once.
The first reason was that the intended surrogate mother was likely to use surrogacy as a means of income.
The stereotype of surrogacy provides exploitation of a poor surrogate mother by wealthy intended parents.
Surrogate mothers were paid anywhere between Rs.70,000 and Rs.3 lakh per pregnancy, making any couple including foreign couples and homosexuals eligible for a surrogate baby.
In Moscow clinic the successful operation of extracorporeal fertilization took place, and after a child birth registration surrogate mother tried to dispute a note in Birth's book.
Also, in developing countries like India, several problems can arise regarding the appropriate treatment and compensation of surrogate mothers who are paid much less by foreigners than surrogate mothers in the western countries.
Participants in this exploratory study were presented with a number of concrete scenarios depicting the circumstances in which a couple of commissioners have contracted a surrogate mother, and they were asked to indicate the extent to which such a contract may pose a moral problem.
The parents allegedly took back the baby's twin sister and left him alone with his surrogate mother.
" Surrogate mother go through a lot of stress and psychological trauma.
"Each pregnancy can earn a surrogate mother between Bt150,000 and Bt600,000," she said.
David and Wendy Farnell said in an interview that the boy's surrogate mother, Pattaramon Chanbua, insisted she be allowed to keep the boy and that she threatened to also keep his twin sister.
Indian surrogates have been increasingly popular with foreign couples of the industrialized nations because of the relatively low cost and easy availability of surrogate mother. ART clinics are at the same time becoming more competitive, not just in the pricing, but in the hiring and retention of Indian females as surrogates.