CNBC reports that there is a booming business where wealthy Chinese women are trying to work around the strict one child rule in China by paying American women to serve as surrogates.
The added benefit to this $120,000 “designer” American babies market is a Green Card! At age 21, US immigration allows a child to petition for her parents.
A baby born on US soil is automatically a US citizen, but she can petition for her parents — not her surrogate parent who actually gave birth to her.
It’s cheaper than the EB-5 Visa path to a Green Card which requires a minimum investment in a job creating business of $500,000.
Meanwhile, the basic surrogacy package Chinese agencies offer parents costs between $120,000 and $200,000, “if you add in plane tickets and other expenses, for only $300,000, you get two children and the entire family can emigrate to the U.S.,” a Shanghai-based agent told CNBC.
The American surrogate pockets between $22,000 and $30,000. The agency charges a fee of about $17,000 to $20,000 with legal fees amounting to up to $13,000. If egg donation is required, that can cost an additional $15,000 and pre-natal care and delivery fees can run between $9,000 and $16,000.
The article also notes that the parents believe taller, bi-racial children will be smarter and better looking and ask for tall blond egg donors, but traditionally, they also use Chinese or Asian egg donors who have Ivy League degrees.
Big business in this new form of Anchor Baby, a negative euphemism for immigrant women who purposefully come to America to give birth so that baby can help them be an anchor for roots in America.