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A gestational surrogate agrees to have embryos that are not genetically related to her implanted in her womb. A woman who carries a fetus not genetically related to her for the purpose of delivering it to the intended parents. The embryo carried is created by either the intended father's sperm or donated sperm fertilizing either the intended mother's harvested egg or a donor egg. The resulting embryo is implanted through in vitro fertilization into the surrogate's womb where it gestates until birth. J.F. V. D.B. 66 Pa D. & C. 4th 1 (2004) 


A 'gestational surrogacy with egg donation' is where a woman carries and gives birth to a child as a result of fertilization and implantation of a third-party donor's egg. See Campbell, 77 A.L.R. 5th at 574, § 2[a]. Under such circumstances, both the egg donor and the gestational carrier, or gestator, may perform the role of surrogate. A 'surrogate' is generally defined as 'a person appointed to act in place of another . . . .' Webster's Third New Int'l Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged 2302 (Philip Babcock Gove ed. 1971). The egg donor is a surrogate insofar as she provides eggs ...

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