surrogate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to surrogate: surrogate mother, surrogate father

surrogate

1. Chiefly Brit a deputy, such as a clergyman appointed to deputize for a bishop in granting marriage licences
2. Psychiatry a person who is a substitute for someone else, esp in childhood when different persons, such as a brother or teacher, can act as substitutes for the parents
3. (in some US states) a judge with jurisdiction over the probate of wills, etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The reality and social media star has said she decided to use a surrogate after doctors warned of serious health risks if she became pregnant again.
Of course I want to know every last detail that's going on with my baby and that's super frustrating, but I really trust my surrogate and I don't want to be that person that's trying to control her every move," she explained.
The surrogate and her spouse/partner if she has one will be recorded on the child's birth certificate as parents.
Becky first became a surrogate in 2010 when son Levi was seven months.
TMZ added that Kanye and Kim, who have a daughter, North, 4, and a son, Saint, 1, paid the surrogate US$ 45,000 and prohibited her from drinking, smoking, doing drugs, soaking in a hot tub, eating raw fish and having her hair dyed.
As per reports, the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' stars' surrogate is an African-American woman in her 20s, who is married and has two sons.
2) To facilitate the legislative findings, a Florida resident client may now execute a presently exercisable designation of health care surrogate form (sometimes referred to as a "durable" health care surrogate form), granting one or more surrogates the power to make heath care decisions and give health care instructions even while the client has capacity.
The government's nod to the proposed draft bill seeking the ban on commercial surrogacy to tighten the legal noose around the business of womb rentals may be done with the best of intentions to save poor surrogate mothers from the clutches of the middlemen in the industry.
The dawdling trend has become noticeable in the past two to three years following restrictions from authorities and legal battles over cross- country IVF babies through surrogates.
Russian legislation does not establish any penalties for improper performance and contract breach by a surrogate mother.
babysitters' SURROGACY UK trustee Natalie Smith, 34, herself a mum to twin girls born to a surrogate, says: "Surrogates they never see them as their children, they're merely babysitting them.
11) The couple realized this was a viable option and quickly found a willing surrogate, Valerie.