Kim Kardashian May Have Officially Hired a Surrogate

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The ball is officially rolling. As most people know, Kim Kardashian recently was told she shouldn't carry a third child, due to the fact that she has placenta accreta, a condition that could make another pregnancy life-threatening. After numerous hints were dropped on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, it's being reported that Kim and Kanye have officially hired a surrogate to carry their third baby -- and the carrier is making bank. 

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TMZ is reporting that the famous couple found a surrogate through an agency and proceedings are underway. Kim and Kanye will be paying their surrogate $45,000 in ten $4,500-monthly installments. If there are multiples, the surrogate gets $5,000 for each additional baby, and if the surrogate loses reproductive organs, she gets $4,000. A deposit of $68,850 is required with the agency, as well. Also, Kim and Kanye "assume the legal and parental responsibilities for any child ... that may possess any congenital or other abnormalities or defects." 

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TMZ also apparently obtained a list of rules the surrogate is to follow, and from the looks of things, they seem to be pretty run-of-the-mill pregnancy guidelines. The surrogate must refrain from smoking, drinking, and drugs during the pregnancy (obviously). She also has to forego sexual intercourse for three weeks following embryo implantation. She can't go in hot tubs or saunas, handle cat litter, apply hair dye, drink more than one caffeinated beverage per day, or eat raw fish. Again, pretty standard. 

Despite making a few mentions of a surrogate "being her only choice," Kim has stayed pretty mum on the process thus far. If there's any truth to this, in the upcoming weeks, she'll likely share some info with fans, as Kim is nothing if not an open book. It will be interesting to see if the surrogate is a gestational carrier -- meaning Kim's eggs and Kanye's sperm were used -- or a traditional surrogate who is using her own eggs. More likely than not, Kim and Kanye went with the former. 

Kim has expressed on so many occasions how desperately she wants another child, but unfortunately for her, getting pregnant with another just wasn't in the cards. Hopefully, this process goes as smoothly as possible for the couple and they're a family of five in the not so distant future. 

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