Definition of surrogacy
: the practice of serving as a surrogate mother
Examples of surrogacy in a Sentence
choosing between adoption and surrogacy
Recent Examples of surrogacy from the Web
Saddened by the loss, Pato and Brian started exploring surrogacy.
According to multiple sources, the two paid $68,850 to a surrogacy agency who helped the couple find a surrogate.
Online, unnamed sources in the know say the couple paid a surrogacy agency nearly $70,000 to find a surrogate, who will be paid about $45,000 for 10 months of carrying a pregnancy, with a bonus of $5,000 for each possible twin or triplet child.
Though Kim and Kanye have not confirmed this news yet themselves, Kim has been very open about her decision to have a third child via surrogacy on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
A comprehensive review of a group of other studies suggested that the risk for developmental disabilities was greater with ART - which, in addition to IVF, includes egg freezing and surrogacy - than with natural childbirth.
Even unpaid surrogacy was punishable by a $10,000 fine or a year in jail.
And in New York, one of five states that still bans the practice, a legislative committee on Tuesday approved a pro-surrogacy bill that has been stalled in Albany for several years.
There are many reasons people might turn to surrogacy.
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First Known Use of surrogacy
SURROGACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of surrogacy for English Language Learners
: 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
Legal Definition of surrogacy
1 : the office of a surrogate
2 : the practice of serving as a surrogate mother
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