2010 New York Code
DOM - Domestic Relations
Article 8 - (121 - 124) SURROGATE PARENTING CONTRACTS
121 - 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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