2020 New York Laws
DOM - Domestic Relations
Article 8 - Genetic Surrogate Parenting Contracts
121 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: NY Dom Rel L § 121 (2020)
* § 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. * NB Effective until February 15, 2021 * § 121. Definitions. When used in this article, unless the context or subject matter manifestly requires a different interpretation: 1. "Genetic surrogate" shall mean a person who gives birth to a child who is the person's genetic child pursuant to a genetic surrogate parenting agreement. 2. "Genetic surrogate parenting agreement" shall mean any agreement, oral or written, in which:

(a) a genetic surrogate agrees either to be inseminated with the sperm of a person who is not their spouse or to be impregnated with an embryo that is the product of the genetic surrogate's ovum fertilized with the sperm of a person who is not their spouse; and

(b) the genetic surrogate agrees to, or intends to, surrender or consent to the adoption of the child born as a result of such insemination or impregnation. * NB Effective February 15, 2021

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