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surrogate

n. 1) a person acting on behalf of another or a substitute, including a woman who gives birth to a baby of a mother who is unable to carry the child. 2) a judge in some states (notably New York) responsible only for probates, estates, and adoptions.

surrogate

adjective acting, alternate, deputy, foster, imitation, makeshift, provisional, proxy, pseudo, representative, simulated, stand-in, substitute, substitutional, vicarial, vicarious, vicarius
See also: attorney in fact, conduit, deputy, intermediary, judge, plenipotentiary, proctor, proxy, replace, replacement, substitute

SURROGATE. In some of the states, as in New Jersey, this is the name of an officer who has jurisdiction in granting letters testamentary and letters of administration.
     2. In some states, as in Pennsylvania, this officer is called register of wills and for granting letters, of administration in others, as in Massachusetts, he is called judge of probates.

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Surrogacy is a highly complex and emotive area of law with many countries now moving to outlaw it altogether, prohibiting foreign surrogacy arrangements due to concerns in relation to the potential for exploitation of the surrogate mothers.
7) The act adds an exclusion for a client who is not incapacitated and who has designated a surrogate with immediate authority to make health care decisions or to access health information, or both, from the expedited judicial intervention procedures pursuant to Fla.
8) The act now requires health care facilities to notify the surrogate upon a determination of incapacity even if the health care surrogate is immediately exercisable.
Surrogate mothers are not a new solution to the old problem of not being able to reproduce an offspring.
Surrogacy is dehumanizing for the surrogate mother and the child.
The main problem is the standards of laws of some countries, according to which a surrogate mother has a right to keep a child.
Arizona statute establishes that legally mother is the surrogate one and has a right of custody of that child.
While surrogate births are usually far more discreet on this side of the pond, most estimates suggest that the number of such births has been increasing in recent years.
According to Concise Medical Dictionary, a surrogate mother is, "a woman who becomes pregnant (by artificial insemination or embryo insertion) following an arrangement made with another party (usually a couple unable themselves to have children) in which she agrees to give the child she carries to that party when it is born.
To take part in "Sizzling Summer Surrogate Bonuses," a surrogate applicant must complete the application/registration process by June 30, 2015.
Instead, to improve the rights of surrogates as workers, Pande envisions a national regulatory framework that places the welfare, health, and rights of the surrogate, rather than the interests of the clinics and intended parents, at the center.
144) Undoubtedly, these perks are only available because the surrogate is carrying the child/children of upper class families who have an interest in making sure that the surrogate is healthy and comfortable.