Surrogate Mother vs. Biological Mother?

If a couple opted to have a baby using the man's sperm and the woman's egg, but decided to use a surrogate carrier (ie a different woman to bear the fetus), than whose name goes on the birth certificate as the mother? The original woman whose egg contains the genetic makeup of the child, or the woman who housed the fetus for nine months and actually gives birth to it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Go with the surrogate

    I have heard its really uncomfortable to give birth and even just being pregnant.

    Whoever actually gives birth gets to choose the baby 's name. However much she is paid.

    Source(s): Thats fair
  • 1 decade ago

    The woman who actually gives birth to the baby (the surrogate) will be listed as the birth mother. The biological father's name is listed as the father. DNA testing will be done to be sure who the baby biologically belongs to. The surrogate mother will sign papers to terminate her parental rights and the biological mother will than adopt the baby. Thus making the biological mother and the biological father the legal parents of the baby. This is how it was done on a show I saw on TV about surrogate mothers.

    Source(s): A website that explains the details http://www.surrogatemothers.com/issues.html
  • 4 years ago

    I continually understood if the spouse's eggs were potential they were taken and fertilised with her husband's sperm and then implanted right into a surrogate mom. No DNA of the surrogate is used. hence at the same time as the baby is born it really is totally theirs and the surrogate wouldn't have a declare, I have continually felt being a surrogate can be a tricky activity wearing round a infant for 9 mths, feeling it kick, making you pee and stretching you from the following to kingdom come. a very particular human being!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The woman whose egg contains the genetic makeup of the child.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The person who the child is turned over to at birth.

  • 1 decade ago

    The woman whose egg contains the genectic makeup.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The parents of the child, not the carrier of the pregnancy. We are adopting and we will get a new birth certificate who list us as the parents and the bio parents names will be removed.

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