Bentley and Mace - Chapter 11
The Experiences of Commissioning Couples and Surrogate Mothers
in the field of assisted reproduction have resulted in the creation of
new family types in which genetic parenthood is dissociated from social
leading us to a discussion of the concept of alloparenting. In the case
of surrogacy, where one woman bears a child for another woman, the
mother who gives birth to
the child, and the mother who parents the child, are not the same.
There are two types of surrogacy: (i) partial (genetic) surrogacy where
the surrogate mother and the commissioning father are the genetic
parents of the child, and (ii) full (non-genetic)
surrogacy where the commissioning mother and the commissioning father
are the genetic parents.