surrogate parenting


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surrogate parenting

a form of artificial insemination in which a fertile woman agrees to be impregnated by a sperm donor and to carry the child to term, at which time the offspring is surrendered to the care of another. The surrogate mother usually receives a fee for bearing the child.

surrogate parenting

Artificial reproduction, see there.

surrogate parenting

An alternative method of childbearing for an infertile couple in which the wife is unable to bear a child. The surrogate mother agrees to be artificially inseminated by the husband's sperm and to relinquish the baby to the couple. Another approach is to retrieve eggs from the infertile wife and have them impregnated in vitro by her husband. The fertilized ovum is then implanted in the surrogate mother.
See: fertilization, in vitro; GIFT
See also: parenting
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This effort was spearheaded by attorney Bill Handel and Karen Synesiou, co-owners of the Center for Surrogate Parenting (CSP).
But some, including the Centre for Surrogate Parenting, which has helped 25 Irish couples become parents, charge EUR60,000.
No credit is allowed for the adoption of a taxpayer's spouse's child or a surrogate parenting arrangement.
Bill Handel, of the Centre for Surrogate Parenting and Egg Donation in Los Angeles says we should let him organise the arrangement on a professional footing, charging around pounds 40,000 a baby.
Speaking from the Centre for Surrogate Parenting and Egg Donation in Beverly Hills, California, he said: "I want to do a TV interview and meet the Press in Dublin.
Handel set up his agency - the Centre for Surrogate Parenting and Egg Donation - in 1979.
The proposed legislation would leave voluntary, noncommercial surrogate parenting to be regulated by existing laws on adoption.
Mandelbaum, Child Advocacy Center, Rutgers School of Law - Newark, discussed Educational Surrogate Parenting - individuals that represent the educational interests of children and are only responsible for representing their assigned child in the special education process.
stars have held discussions with professionals at the Northern Virginia Centre for Surrogate Parenting a few days ago over their plans to undergo the process as soon as possible.
STOCKHOLM, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Circle Surrogacy, one of the oldest surrogate parenting agencies in the United States, announces two informational meetings, to be held on May 20, 2011 in Stockholm and on May 24, 2011 in Gothenburg.
Acuna's attorney, Harold Cassidy, an advocate of the rights of pregnant mothers, first gained national attention when he successfully litigated the Baby M case, which protected mothers' rights by declaring surrogate parenting contracts unenforceable.
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