2006 New York Code - Definitions.



 
    §  121.  Definitions. When used in this article, unless the context or
  subject matter manifestly requires a different interpretation:
    1. "Birth mother" shall mean a  woman  who  gives  birth  to  a  child
  pursuant to a surrogate parenting contract.
    2. "Genetic  father" shall mean a man who provides sperm for the birth
  of a child born pursuant to a surrogate parenting contract.
    3. "Genetic mother" shall mean a woman who provides an  ovum  for  the
  birth of a child born pursuant to a surrogate parenting contract.
    4. "Surrogate  parenting  contract"  shall mean any agreement, oral or
  written, in which:
    (a) a woman agrees either to be inseminated with the sperm  of  a  man
  who  is  not her husband or to be impregnated with an embryo that is the
  product of an ovum fertilized with the sperm of a man  who  is  not  her
  husband; and
    (b)  the  woman  agrees to, or intends to, surrender or consent to the
  adoption of  the  child  born  as  a  result  of  such  insemination  or
  impregnation.

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