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you see there is no possible way my mom could have anymore babies, surgery etc..
but she just got married last year, and she is really depressed because she wants to share a baby with her new husband. we've heard of things like anotehr woman uses the eggs and sperm, and is placed in here uterus, and she bares the baby for you. i believe? if im correct s omething like that. Though my mom is willing to pay someone alot of money for this, she is afraid that the woman who agrees to this, might back out. not being able to depart from the child, thus ending up with my mom and her husbands baby (formed with tehre eggs/sperm.) and that wouldnt be very good to happen. And she feels that adoption takes to long, and is years of hassle.
Do any of you, have any ideas, information, on how to go about this, what to do, where to start etc.? very much appreciated thanks.

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What you are talking about is called surrogacy (though if the surgery your mother had was a hysterectomy, she isn't producing eggs that can be harvested for such).

Your mother can find resources on that and lots of information via a simple web search, and yes it is controversial, and has the possibility of being risky.

From a personal viewpoint though, I'd actually suggest your mother consider adoption. Every year, there are hundreds of thousands of children who go unadopted and need homes, and in fact, a bit of a myth that it takes a long time and is years of hassle. That simply isn't so. It is only such for couples who insist on brand new infants of a given race or gender.

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