Becoming Surrogate Parent

(5 Posts)
imdoneone Mon 11-Nov-19 06:23:46

I don't know what is a surrogate parent is. What I'm saying with this question is that nothing to do with pregnancy. Can you tell me the definition?

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oreomum Mon 11-Nov-19 13:23:38

You give birth to a child that is genetically somebody else's. After the birth the child is given to the biological parents.

Did you watch Friends? Phoebe had a baby that was made from her brother's sperm and his wife's egg then gave it to them after the birth.

sar302 Mon 11-Nov-19 13:35:17

I think If you're not relating it to pregnancy, then a different use of the term "surrogate parent", might be, someone who acted in the "parent" role for a child that wasn't their child, for whatever reason. Ie

"I practically lived at my friend's house when I was a teen - his mum fed me every evening, checked my homework and put a blanket over me if I fell asleep on the couch. She was like a surrogate parent to me."

oreomum Mon 11-Nov-19 15:47:31

Should hav dress your post properly.

A person who's not a parent but acted like a parent towards a child,

GrumpyHoonMain Mon 11-Nov-19 15:49:47

A surrogate parent can be anyone who parents or has a parental role for a child instead of the biological parent. So step-parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, neighbour, sibling etc

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