a surrogate mother.
a woman who agrees to become pregnant and give her baby to someone else when the child is born
This is where a woman becomes pregnant from an insemination of sperm from the husband of an infertile woman.
'A person who acts for or takes the place of another' [Oxford English Dictionary]. In reproductive medicine, a woman who has a baby on another woman's behalf. See also: gestational surrogacy See also: traditional surrogacy See also: collaborative reproduction
In some States of the United States, an officer who presides over the probate of wills and testaments and yield the settlement of estates.
A judicial officer who has jurisdiction over the probate of wills in the absence of a contest and acts as the Clerk of the Probate Court in the settlement of estates, guardianships, and trusts.
The elected county official who oversees probate in the State of New Jersey.
The office of each county's surrogate is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the establishment of a guardianship and to monitor guardians after their appointments to ensure that they are properly carrying out their duties. Prior to appointment, the Surrogate handles the filing of the petition for guardianship and all related court papers. After appointment, the Surrogate monitors guardians by requiring periodic filing of an inventory of the wards estate and annual accounts or reports as to the wards well-being.
In California, three designations of persons may legally make health-care decisions for the patient: a surrogate, a court-appointed conservator, and a health-care agent named by the patient. Conservators and agents are named through formal proceedings or by a witnessed legal document and their authority lasts until they are replaced or become unavailable. In contrast, surrogates are referred to when there is no agent or conservator, and they may also be named orally by the patient by speaking to his/her supervising physician. The surrogate's authority lasts only as long as the patient stays in a health facility.
a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
a statutorily designated health care decider or an informally identified person, such as a close family member or friend
A person designated to make health care decisions for another individual if he or she is unable to make or communicate these decisions. A surrogate has the power to ask for or to refuse medical treatment on the patient's behalf.
The deputy of an ecclesiastical judge, most commonly of a bishop or his chancellor, especially a deputy who grants marriage licenses.
To put in the place of another; to substitute.
Surrogate (from Lat. surrogare, to substitute for), a deputy of a bishop or an ecclesiastical judge, acting in the absence of his principal and strictly bound by the authority of the latter.