surrogate parent

surrogate parent
A person other than a parent who stands in loco parentis to the child by virtue of his or her voluntary assumption of parental rights and responsibilities. The person appointed by a juvenile court as a child's advocate in the educational decision-making process in place of the child's natural parents or guardian

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Parent — A parent is a father or mother; one who sires or gives birth to and/or nurtures and raises an offspring. The different role of parents varies throughout the tree of life, and is especially complex in human culture. Mother A mother is the… …   Wikipedia

  • surrogate — 1. A person who functions in another s life as a substitute for some third person such as a relative who assumes the nurturing and other responsibilities of the absent parent. 2. A person who reminds one of another person so that one uses the… …   Medical dictionary

  • surrogate mother — noun a woman who bears a child for a couple where the wife is unable to do so a surrogate mother is artificially inseminated with the father s semen and carries the fetus to term • Hypernyms: ↑mother, ↑female parent * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] …   Useful english dictionary

  • parent — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ married, unmarried ▪ divorced ▪ lone (BrE), single ▪ single parent families ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • surrogate — sur·ro·gate || sÉœrÉ™geɪt / sÊŒrÉ™ , gÉ™t n. substitute; surrogate mother, woman who voluntarily carries a fetus for another woman; judge who has jurisdiction over the settlement of wills and estates (in certain states of the USA) v.… …   English contemporary dictionary

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