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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.

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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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Caption: An image being spread on social media by purported Piccirillo campaign surrogate Jake Opyd.
Caballero added: "They haven't provided many details beyond confirming that they are pregnant and that's probably due to the fact that they want to protect their surrogate's privacy and they want to enjoy this time for themselves, as it's a new process for them too."
Qualifications to become a surrogate in California include being between the ages of 21-41 - among other factors.
Becky first became a surrogate in 2010 when son Levi was seven months.
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.
An applicable approach to overcome difficulties in an expensive computational system is to use surrogate models in lieu of the computationally expensive subsystems.
The goal of decomposition is to determine the number of required surrogate models, which form the global surrogate-based model (GSBM).
6) The act also codifies the ability of parents to name health care surrogates for their minor children, which is an extremely helpful tool for those who may be traveling without their children, for example.
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.
(117) See Johnson, 851 P.2d at 784 (noting that gestational carrier surrogates do not have any biological connection to the child, and therefore do not have to consent to the child's adoption).
Furthermore, the lack of medicalization of childbirth for poor women aids rather than conflicts with the clinic's informal mandate of cesarean section for childbirth, since most first-time surrogates have likely never had one.
For instance, women's ability to assert independence from her family, the typical nuclear family structure, access to education and to legal resources, and established notions of (formal) equality undergird American surrogates' agency.