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Surrogacy


This is an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person or persons, who will become the newborn child's parents after birth. Intended parents may seek a surrogate when pregnancy is medically impossible or pregnancy may pose unacceptable danger to the mother's health. Same sex couples may also seek the assistance of a surrogate. South African legislation has strict guidelines with regard to surrogacy. It requires a High Court order between the surrogate and the person or persons who desire to have a baby.