What does surrogacy mean?

Definitions for surrogacyˈsɜr ə gə si, ˈsʌr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word surrogacy.


  1. surrogacy(Noun)

    The state or condition of being a surrogate.

  2. surrogacy(Noun)

    The practice of being a surrogate mother.


  1. Surrogacy

    Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person. The surrogate may be the child's genetic mother, or she may be genetically unrelated to the child. In a traditional surrogacy, the child may be conceived via home artificial insemination using fresh or frozen sperm or impregnated via IUI, or ICI performed at a health clinic. A gestational surrogacy requires the transfer of a previously created embryo, and for this reason the process always takes place in a clinical setting. The intended parent or parents, sometimes called the social parents, may arrange a surrogate pregnancy because of female infertility, other medical issues which make pregnancy or delivery impossible, risky or otherwise undesirable, or because the intended parent or parents are male. The sperm or eggs may be provided by the 'commissioning' parents, but donor sperm, eggs and embryos may also be used. Although the idea of vanity surrogacy is a common trope in popular culture and anti-surrogacy arguments, there is little or no data showing that women choose surrogacy for reasons of aesthetics or convenience.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surrogacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surrogacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of surrogacy

  1. surrogacysurrogacysurrogacy

Translations for surrogacy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for surrogacy »


Find a translation for the surrogacy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these surrogacy definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"surrogacy." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 12 Dec. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/surrogacy>.

Are we missing a good definition for surrogacy? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for surrogacy:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.