Surrogacy Court Law and Legal Definition

A Surrogacy Court handles legal matters that in other states would usually fall under the jurisdiction of a Probate Court, or in some cases also a Family Court. It handles matters where one individual legally stands in the place of another individual or individuals to accomplish a specific legal purpose for a specific period of time. Surrogacy Court does deal with "surrogacy" arrangements where fertile women act as the carriers of a pregnancy for otherwise infertile couples, where thy become pregnant either by artificial insemination or by an embryo transplant, or other similar procedure. A Surrogacy Court does not make referrals or arrange for a surrogate mother for a child.