They were like surrogate parents and a huge influence on my life and my work.
Rather than let the accusation be covered up by other tweets and quotes, Obama surrogate David Axelrod fanned the flames.
Then, one day, while watching Oprah, they heard about a relatively new way to have a child: using an Indian surrogate.
early 15c., from Latin surrogatus, past participle of surrogare "put in another's place, substitute," from sub "in the place of, under" + rogare "to ask, propose" (see rogation). Meaning "woman pregnant with the fertilized egg of another woman" is attested from 1978 (from 1972 of animals; surrogate mother in a psychological sense is from 1971).
surrogate sur·ro·gate (sûr'ə-gĭt, -gāt', sŭr'-)
One that takes the place of another; a substitute.
A person or an animal that functions as a substitute for another, as in a social or family role.
A figure of authority who takes the place of the father or mother in a person's unconscious or emotional life.
A surrogate mother.