Skip to comments.Made In The USA: Childless Chinese Turn To American Surrogates
Posted on 04/22/2014 5:46:55 AM PDT by Theoria
Chinese couples who are unable to have children are turning to a surprising place for help these days: America. By hiring American surrogates, Chinese couples get around a ban on surrogacy in China, as well as the country's birth limits.
It also guarantees their children something many wealthy Chinese want these days: a U.S. passport.
Tony Jiang and his wife, Cherry, live in Shanghai and couldn't have children naturally. First, they turned to underground hospitals in China for surrogacy.
It didn't go well.
Jiang says one of the surrogates ran away.
"It was almost Chinese New Year's break. She became so homesick so she flew back home," he says. "My wife was just two or three days away from embryo transfer. That was really ridiculous and disappointing."
So Jiang went online and found a fertility clinic in Orange County, Calif. Three years and $275,000 later, Tony and Cherry have a son and two girls, which would have been against the law had they all been born in China.
The couple now works for the clinic, connecting it with Chinese clients, the vast majority of whom suffer from infertility, Jiang says. Others clients have included gay men and heterosexual couples barred from having a second child in China.
Jiang's first clients were a couple both Communist Party members who were leaders at a government-owned firm.
"How could leaders violate this kind of regulation?" he says. "You could be easily laid off if somebody knows you already have two kids."
The wife had nearly died giving birth to their first son. The couple did have a second child through surrogacy, who because he was born overseas did not violate Chinese law.
Still, they're very cautious about appearances.
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“It also guarantees their children something many wealthy Chinese want these days: a U.S. passport. “
Don’t they mean citizenship?
Pretty sure there are still orphanages in China. Maybe they should browse the homegrown aisle before looking for a quick path to US citizenship.
They just want the passport.
Why leave one communist country for another?
selling babies surrogacy for any other reason is ok?
We have truly become a third world country. Isn’t this what we used to see Americans do. Go to third world backwater country and find some poor woman willing to rent her wound so the rich, educated, professional woman wouldn’t have to do that pregnancy thing, but her and her husband could still have the trophy kid to show off to their friends. Thanks Mr. Obama you have suceeded in dragging us down to Indonesian level.
Obama is just another cog in the wheel of decline. We have been fading for decades.
What they want is the ability to apply to send their child to college in the U.S. without the encumbrances of a student visa, and in the case of California public universities, I assume they will get in-state tuition.
Then they also want the child to get a high paying job in the U.S. after college, and then have their child apply for chain migration privileges so they may get a visa and immigrate to the U.S. to retire here, with our far superior health care system (especially in the area of diseases of aging like cancer and heart disease, where the U.S. leads the world in survival rates).
Remember, a resident alien over age 65 is eligible for Medicare. They have to buy into Part A (Hospitalization), but it is only $426 with a $1,216 annual deductible. Part B (Doctor’s visits) costs $104.90 with a $147 annual deductible. Part D (Prescription Drug coverage) varies but my mother’s costs about $40/month.
All totaled, for less than $7000/year, an over 65 year old person can get very comprehensive medical coverage with a small deductible. For two parents, the $14,000 per year cost is well within the salary of an upper middle-class professional such as a doctor of software developer. Add to that the Chinese-American will likely buy a home large enough for his parents to move into once they get their green cards, so retirement in the U.S. will not incur any housing costs.