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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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In particular, the autonomy of the surrogate to continue with the pregnancy or not, to control her medical care, and to be compensated for the costs of care and wage loss are very important.
Some maintain that the process of being a surrogate can be isolating, painful, and mundane, but many suggest the time spent waiting for the birth is similar to a vacation because they aren't allowed to do any physical labor.
She carried five surrogate babies created from donated sperm and also donated her eggs - so she has nine biological children including her own three.
Sarah Jessica Parker's surrogate was carrying twins, that were born on June 22, 2009.
A surrogate mother present at the workshop shared her agony.
This raises the question regarding the risks involved for the surrogate mother should the commissioning father be HIV-positive.
These findings are significant for my study because egg donor and surrogate databases often rely on donor self-identification.
63) The Bill places great emphasis on protecting the health of the child born to the surrogate, but very little on the health of the surrogate herself.
A hospital's risk management and legal team should be asked whether they are prepared to discharge the surrogate mother and baby separately, the authors said.
A baby gorilla is being raised by human surrogates at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
In one case, gay couple Stephen Hill and Johnathon Busher, from the West Midlands, had twin girls by a surrogate, who gave birth in Delhi.
Two days after I reminded the position of the Holy Synod [of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church] about surrogate motherhood, and I was duly abused, the media exploded with the news that a child was offered for sale on the Internet.