China News recently reported that the number of pregnant Chinese women visiting the U.S. for delivery increased by twenty times in the past five years. More and more Chinese companies are getting into this new highly profitable “business.” The advertising, “return on investment higher than bank robbery,” can be seen in many places. The implication is that the United States offers much better social benefits to its citizens than what the Chinese government offers. However, the U.S. operations for many of these “delivery services” are not properly licensed. Some of them are only registered as “consulting firms.” Dual citizenship and gray legal gaps are other problems associated with this “business.” Despite all the issues, the number of “customers” coming to the U.S. grew from 600 in 2007 to over 10,000 in 2012. Most of the women delivering in the U.S. are related to company owners, executives of international firms, famous politicians, doctors, lawyers, statisticians, and professors. A typical “U.S. Baby” costs US$20,000 to US$30,000. Most of the U.S. side operations are located in Los Angeles.
Source: China News, June 24, 2013