Chinese Pay Big Money to Have American Babies

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Chinese American BabiesAn increasing number of Chinese couples are contracting surrogate mothers in America, as a safer alternative to the domestic options, and so that their children will be born with U.S. citizenship. Mostly popular among wealthy Chinese couples, who are unable to have children naturally, international surrogacy is becoming a growing trend in China. In fact, it’s become so popular that agencies have been set up, in China, specifically dedicated to helping Chinese couples through the process of finding a surrogate mother in America.

The Motives Driving the Rise in International Surrogacy
Using a surrogate mother to have a child is illegal in China. This forces some couples to seek help, from a potentially dangerous black market, to achieve surrogate parenthood. Though for the wealther class of Chinese who can afford the higher price tag, international surrogacy is a much safer and more beficial option. In addition to the added safety of going international, many Chinese are also drawn in by the promise of attaining U.S. citizenship through their children. The value this can bring leads even less wealthy classes of Chinese couples to cycle through payday loans and credit cards to finance the process of getting an American baby.

The Cost of Having an American Baby
The costs of having a baby through an american surrogate are in the range of about $120,000 to $200,000. This cost, while by no means cheap for most Chinese couples, is far less than any alternative solution to gaining US citizenship, including U.S. investment visas, which have been rising in popularity among wealthy Chinese emigrants.

Legality of The Process
Surrogacy has been illegal in China since it was deemed unethical by China’s Ministry of Health, in 2001. While black market fertility solutions do exist in some Chinese cities, many couples aren’t willing to accept the risks involved with such shady dealings. International surrogacy eleviates these risks and provides added peace of mind to the hopeful parents. International surrogacy also serves as a means of circumventing Chinese laws which limit the number of children a couple may have. Though the costs of being fined for violating China’s family panning laws would typically be less than the cost of a surrogacy arrangement.

Gaining U.S. Citizenship
Under U.S. law, if a baby is born in the United States, he or she is granted US citizenship, even if both biological parents are of another nationality and have never even been to the states. Once the child turns 21 their parents are also eligible to receive a green card. This not only delivers the security and opportunities that come with a US passport for the child, but also provides a path to future citizenship for the parents as well.

Baby Making Throughout The Animal Kingdom

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The Seahorse is a fish, best known for having all the aesthetic characteristics of a mammal. Among the many endearing qualities of the seahorse, is it’s reproductive process. The male seahorse has kangaroo-like pouch, in which, the female seahorse will deposit up to 1,500 eggs. The male seahorse then carries the eggs for up to six weeks, until the babies are fully developed. Once all the babies have left the pouch, the male seahorse immediately begins mating again.

Seahorse Couple

Elephants are among those animals that are somewhat similar to humans in their mating practices. Every three months or so, the male elephant will begin a patient and gentle courting process to gain the affections of a female. After a month or so of successful flirting, the two will copulate.

Tanaids are a shrimp-like crustaceans, best known for having three different genders. While scientists have uncovered a number of species, in which, each creature has both male and female organs, Tanaids are unique in that they have three separate gender groups — a female, a large-clawed male, and a male with long antennae.

Desert Rat
The desert rat takes nymphomania to a whole new level, with it’s propensity to have sex up to 120 times an hour. This constant procreating is also why there are such substantial rat populations in many areas throughout the world.

Galapagos Tortoise
The Galapagos tortoise has one of the most difficult times mating. The after the male has expressed it’s dominance over other males, and direct a good deal of aggression toward the female as well, he must then mount the female and maintain balance atop her shell throughout copulation. Despite this troublesome mating process, the Galapagos tortoise can have as many as 1,360 babies in it’s 100+ year lifetime.

Galapagas Tortoise

The Tapeworm is something of a sexual deviant in the animal kingdom. It not only has multiple sets of sexual organs, but it also uses those organs to have sex with itself. The Tapework has a complete set of sexual organs in each section of it’s body. Each section in turn mates with itself, and produces eggs.

Cleaner Fish
The Cleaner Wrasse is the best known of the cleaner fish family. Among Cleaner Wrasse, the male dominates a group of 6 to 8 females and adolescents, which isn’t particularly uncommon in the animal world. What’s special about the cleaner wrasse is that when the male Wrasse leaves the group, the most dominant female in the group will change gender and take the former leader’s place within a matter of hours.

Humans have perhaps the most peculiar and diverse mating rituals in the animal kingdom. Humans can mate within the blink of an eye or spend years of courting before copulation occurs. Humans typically give birth to only a single baby at a time, though in some cases humans can have a litter of as many as 9 babies at once. The most children born to a single human female over her lifetime was 69. The first wife of Feodor Vassilyev, in 18th century Russia, gave birth to sixteen pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.

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