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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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Qualifications to become a surrogate in California include being between the ages of 21-41 - among other factors.
Becky previously stepped in to have baby Logan-John for Benita and Mark Cutter, who were fleeced out of PS8,307 in a surrogate con.
For six years I've seen what exceptional fathers the couple are BECKY HARRIS Surrogate mum
The forms need revisions to clearly offer the two key options (to give surrogates presently exercisable health care decision-making authority or access to health information, or both) and to include initialing in boxes to indicate if the client intends to create a durable health care surrogate or a traditional health care surrogate that only begins upon incapacity.
In 2013, a total of 205 parental orders were registered in the UK, of which 130 were for children born in the UK and 75 for babies born abroad, where surrogates can often charge a hefty fee.
inferring that gestational carrier surrogates do not have parental rights to relinquish).
To take part in "Sizzling Summer Surrogate Bonuses," a surrogate applicant must complete the application/registration process by June 30, 2015.
For example, surrogates counter their "disposability," as workers and as mothers, by resisting the idea that they engage in immoral, "dirty labor"--distinguishing surrogacy from sex work or selling one's children.
157) The middle women or brokers who recruit surrogates and run surrogacy hostels, allowing them to accumulate fees and grow their businesses, are also winners because they are able to command a fee for finding a surrogate without necessarily taking on any risk or cost.
In an effort to help the reader understand how and why a woman becomes a surrogate, Pande interviews dozens of surrogates and hears first-hand what brought them to surrogacy, and, in many cases, what keeps them there.
Where surrogacy is permitted, the agencies matching intended parents and surrogates are largely unregulated.
20 -- The history of surrogacy goes back to the dawn of time, though the modern surrogate pregnancy got its big start in the late seventies.