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Surrogacy and Egg Donation Q and A

Surrogate Mothers Online Q & A
  • Q & A: Just Starting Out - Surrogacy

    For those just starting down the surrogacy path. Topics may include finding the right match, pros and cons of independent vs. agency, where to start, etc.

    18. What does IM and IP stand for? I'm new to this and don't have all the jargon down. - Judy - Top

    IP stands for Intended Parent and IM stands for Intended Mother. For a list of commonly used acronyms in surrogacy check out this link

    Hope this helps

    IM = Intended Mother
    IF = Intended Father
    IP = Intended Parent
    TS or AI = Traditional Surrogate
    GS = Gestational Surrogate
    SM = Surrogate Mother

    Linda - Updated: January 14, 2000

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    • Tracie - 5 time egg donor (triplets, 2 sets of twins and 2 singletons) and 3 time surrogate (2-AI, 1-IVF).
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