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What is the difference between altruistic and commercial surrogacy?

By Babygest Staff .
Last Update: 09/03/2018

The difference is quite simple: While commercial or gainful surrogacy is where a surrogate is paid a certain sum of money for carrying someone else's child, altruistic or uncompensated surrogacy is just the opposite—she receives no financial gain except a reimbursement for the expenses incurred during the pregnancy.