Chinese are hiring American surrogates to have US citizen babies

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Chinese are hiring American surrogates to have US citizen babies

A growing number of Chinese families are hiring American surrogates to have children.

One reason is that a baby born in the U.S. is automatically an American citizen.

California is the most popular state for surrogacy because of its relaxed laws.

CCTV America’s May Lee reports.

Chinese are hiring American surrogates to have US citizen babies

Chinese are hiring American surrogates to have US citizen babies

A growing number of Chinese families are hiring American surrogates to have children. One reason is that a baby born in the U.S. is automatically an American citizen. California is the most popular state for surrogacy because of its relaxed laws. CCTV America's May Lee reports.

The reasons for the rise in demand for American surrogates in China are many.  Better medical care is one, the ability to choose the sex, illegal in China, is another.  And instant American citizenship for the baby is also a factor.  

America moms will receive about $30,000 to be a surrogate, but the overall cost to the family receiving the child can be as high as $225,000 for medical and legal fees and donor eggs if necessary. 

  • Dmitriy

    Сrafty сhinese 🙂

  • Ruby

    Surrogacy program in America is quite expensive. And not every European can afford such a procedure in the States. In addition, there is no guarantee everything will turn out well. And for each “element of the program” you have to pay separately. So, for example, US clinic explains, “the estimated cost of services is associated with the process of surrogacy. It may vary depending on the circumstances of the case. There are many variables that may lead to changes in cost”. Thus I cannot know the price I will have to pay for surrogacy. Approximate expense is – legal support – $ 6,500- $ 8,000, a surrogate mother fee – $ 20,000 – $ 35,000. IVF – $ 10,000 – $ 15,000 and donor eggs – $ 6,000 – $ 8,000. Payment for surrogate mother during pregnancy is about $ 20,000. And monthly benefit for her must be about $ 2,500. Deliveries in the US will cost $ 5,000 – $ 10,000. The price may vary depending on whether it is natural or cesarean section. You also need to pay fee for the agency. It is from $ 5,000 to $ 15,000. It is crazy idea to have surrogacy in America.