surrogacy

noun
sur·​ro·​ga·​cy | \ˈsər-ə-gə-sē \

Definition of surrogacy 

: the practice of serving as a surrogate mother

Examples of surrogacy in a Sentence

choosing between adoption and surrogacy

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In 2015, Domenico came under fire for remarks made about adoption and surrogacy. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Dolce & Gabbana's 'Chinese Chopsticks' Ad Isn't the Only Reason We Should Stop Supporting Them," 21 Nov. 2018 My husband was very much a part of my first surrogacy. Danielle Mcnally, Marie Claire, "5 Women Get Candid About Why They Chose to Carry Someone Else’s Child," 1 Oct. 2018 Last season, Kim documented her surrogacy journey with her third child, Chicago. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian Just Addressed Rumors That a 4th West Baby Is on the Way," 24 Aug. 2018 At Men Having Babies, Guest, who is gay, found information about how surrogacy works; single dads need both an egg donor and a surrogate, and many turn to agencies for help. Nara Schoenberg, ajc, "I wanted a baby:’ Single men are increasingly having biological children via surrogacy," 17 June 2018 The difference between a commander and his wife using a handmaid for a baby and an elite couple in the old world paying a younger, fiscally disadvantaged woman a quarter-million for surrogacy and an egg is that the first case is nonconsensual. Rena Gross, Billboard, "12 Big Revelations From 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2, Episode 7," 30 May 2018 Cambodia is one of four Asian countries — along with Thailand, Nepal and India — that have banned commercial surrogacy in recent years. Mike Ives, New York Times, "Cambodia Police Arrest 5 in Raid on Surrogacy Operation," 25 June 2018 The Columbus zoo has successfully raised 15 gorillas through surrogacy. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keepers at Milwaukee County Zoo worked 24/7 to care for baby gorilla after its parents died," 29 June 2018 The surrogacy isn’t even the main focus of Moira’s storyline. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Episode 7 Finally Offers a Glimmer of Hope," 31 May 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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surrogacy

noun

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- \
plural surrogacies

Medical Definition of surrogacy 

: the practice of serving as a surrogate mother

surrogacy

noun
sur·​ro·​ga·​cy | \ˈsər-ə-gə-sē \
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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