The BBC and other media recently reported that a woman flying China Airlines from Taipei to Los Angeles on 7 October went into labor and delivered a healthy baby girl with the help of a doctor on board. The plane was diverted to Alaska.
Writing for Rolling Stone, in this long read Benjamin Carlson describes the birth tourism odyssey of one Beijing couple, Peter and Ellie Yang.
This three-part series looks at shady Chinese agencies promoting U.S. birth tourism. Part 1 is an English translation of an investigative report about these agencies by Yicai, a Chinese financial news website. It focuses on the motivations of the intended parents from Mainland China. Part 2 discusses Hong Kong’s struggle with the problem. A crackdown by… Continue reading Shady Chinese Agencies Promoting U.S. Birth Tourism–Part 3: Policy Responses
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. Also, by having a child born abroad, parents skirt the one-child policy and get a U.S. passport for their child. These same… Continue reading Chinese Turning to American Surrogate Mothers
Germany’s public broadcaster, ARD, has a story on Chinese birth tourism to the U.S. Karin Dohr interviewed attorney Gary Chodorow for the story. Chodorow says that birth tourism can put couples at risk if they misrepresent the purprose of their visit to the U.S. Consulate when applying for a visa or to U.S. Customs when entering the… Continue reading Chinese Birth Tourism (Story by Germany’s ARD TV)
The governor of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), Eloy Inos, and the territory’s delegate to the U.S. Congress, Gregorio Kilili Sablan, say they are working to try to stop birth tourism.
Update: Aug. 3, 2012 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says it’s still not ready to allow Chinese to participate in Guam’s visas waiver program (VWP).