surrogacy

noun
sur·​ro·​ga·​cy | \ ˈsər-ə-gə-sē How to pronounce surrogacy (audio) \

Definition of surrogacy

: the practice of serving as a surrogate mother

Examples of surrogacy in a Sentence

choosing between adoption and surrogacy
Recent Examples on the Web Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker initially didn’t know exactly what to expect from the surrogacy process. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Aww! Kandi Burruss Thanks Her Surrogate And Dr. Jackie In A Sweet Post," 26 Nov. 2019 Sauer, the gynecologist from Columbia, says that with options including surrogacy and adoption available in many locations, an experimental surgery to help patients give birth—not save their lives—seems like a huge risk. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "How a Transgender Woman Could Get Pregnant," 15 June 2016 Their journey with surrogacy has been documented on season 12 of RHOA. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "RHOA's Kandi Burruss Shares First Photo of Her Baby Girl: 'She's Gonna Blaze a Path to Greatness'," 24 Nov. 2019 Her journey with surrogacy has been documented on the current season of the hit Bravo reality show. Paula Rogo, Essence, "'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Star Kandi Burruss Welcomes a Baby Girl via Surrogate," 23 Nov. 2019 Burruss decided that surrogacy was her best option because of the fact that her pregnancy with son Ace, 3, was high risk. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Kandi Burruss Reveals Surrogate Was Carrying Twins, One Didn't Make It," 4 Nov. 2019 The film also investigates those who use the service, their motives for doing so, and the reasons why surrogacy has become popular in such an unlikely locale. BostonGlobe.com, "Out West, in Boise, under fire, against immigration - The Boston Globe," 24 Oct. 2019 Look into adoption, surrogacy, and fostering children. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: I was appalled by her gift card maneuver," 16 Sep. 2019 Look into adoption, surrogacy, and fostering children. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Family man seeks same," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of surrogacy

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Surrogacy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surrogacy. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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surrogacy

noun
How to pronounce surrogacy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of surrogacy

: the practice by which a woman (called a surrogate mother) becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby in order to give it to someone who cannot have children

surrogacy

noun
sur·​ro·​ga·​cy | \ ˈsər-ə-gə-sē, ˈsə-rə- How to pronounce surrogacy (audio) \
plural surrogacies

Medical Definition of surrogacy

: the practice of serving as a surrogate mother

surrogacy

noun
sur·​ro·​ga·​cy | \ ˈsər-ə-gə-sē How to pronounce surrogacy (audio) \
plural surrogacies

Legal Definition of surrogacy

1 : the office of a surrogate
2 : the practice of serving as a surrogate mother

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