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Wealthy Chinese Seek U.S. Surrogates for Designer Babies

Tony Jiang poses with his three children at his house in Shanghai.

Wealthy Chinese Seek U.S. Surrogates for Designer Babies


Wealthy Chinese are hiring American women to serve as surrogates for their children, creating a small but growing business in $120,000 "designerv" American babies for China's elite.

Surrogacy agencies in China and the United States are catering to wealthy Chinese who want a baby outside the country's restrictive family planning policies, who are unable to conceive themselves, or who are seeking U.S. citizenship for their children. Imigration as a family is another draw - U.S. citizens may apply for Green Cards for their parents when they turn 21.


Reporting by  Alexandra Harney, REUTERS.