SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD ----> it is a relationship in which one woman bears and gives birth to a child for a person or a couple who then adopts or takes legal custody of the child.

---> it is also called mothering by proxy.

Under surrogate motherhood, one woman acts as a surrogate, or replacement mother for another woman, sometimes called the intended mother, who either cannot produce fertile eggs, or cannot carry a pregnancy through to birth, or term.