Chinese are hiring American surrogates to have US citizen babies

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A growing number of Chinese families are hiring American surrogates to have children.

One reason is that a baby born in the U.S. is automatically an American citizen.

California is the most popular state for surrogacy because of its relaxed laws.

CCTV America’s May Lee reports.

Chinese are hiring American surrogates to have US citizen babies

A growing number of Chinese families are hiring American surrogates to have children. One reason is that a baby born in the U.S. is automatically an American citizen. California is the most popular state for surrogacy because of its relaxed laws. CCTV America's May Lee reports.

The reasons for the rise in demand for American surrogates in China are many.  Better medical care is one, the ability to choose the sex, illegal in China, is another.  And instant American citizenship for the baby is also a factor.  

America moms will receive about $30,000 to be a surrogate, but the overall cost to the family receiving the child can be as high as $225,000 for medical and legal fees and donor eggs if necessary.