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Surrogacy in Memphis, TN
The following situations would require a surrogate to have a baby:
- Couples and single women who have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term, or have had multiple miscarriages. Surrogacy allows singles or couples to have a child that is genetically related to one or both.
- Gay men or couples who want a child with a genetic connection themselves or to one partner.
- Women who have no uterus or have a congenital anomaly of the uterus.
Tennessee Surrogacy Law
The state of Tennessee defines a surrogacy agreement as one of the following:
- The union of a wife’s egg and husband's sperm, which are then placed in another woman, who carries the fetus to term and who, pursuant to a contract, then relinquishes all parental rights to the child to the biological parents pursuant to the terms of the contract
- The insemination of a woman by the sperm of a man under a contract by which the parties state their intent that the woman who carries the fetus shall relinquish the child to the biological father and the biological father's wife to parent.
Intended parents may ask a close friend or relative to act as their surrogate, or may find a surrogate through a surrogacy agency, or a fertility clinic. Prospective surrogates must submit medical, social and family history and undergo medical and psychological screenings.