Wealthy Chinese Are Invading Americans’ Wombs. Should We Panic?

The giant gap between the rich and the poor is not just a phenomenon for Western capitalist countries, despite what some progressives would have us believe. Imagine being a poor person in China, confined to one child under the country’s restrictive centrally planned economy, and take note of what the rich there are doing. Courtesy of Reuters:

Wealthy Chinese are hiring American women to serve as surrogates for their children, creating a small but growing business in $120,000 "designer" 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.

Emigration as a family is another draw - U.S. citizens may apply for Green Cards for their parents when they turn 21.

Here in Southern California, this trend has caused some typical “anchor baby” scare coverage from the media with little reference to the fact that these families are rather wealthy. As Reuters notes, these folks aren’t coming here to take advantage of our social services. Rather they are concerned about what might happen to their wealth if things go downhill in China:

[Surrogacy firm President John] Weltman said that prospective Chinese clients almost always want to chose U.S. citizenship for their babies, while other agencies pointed to a desire to have children educated in the United States.

Some wealthy Chinese say they want a bolt-hole overseas because they fear they will the targets of public or government anger if there were more social unrest in China. There is also a perception that their wealth will be better protected in countries with a stronger rule of law.

The punchline: Many of these clients are typically government officials or employees of state-owned businesses. Who else would be so rich in China?

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  • Zombie Jimbo||

    Jobs Americans won't do...

  • ||

    The Yellow Whored...

  • Swiss Servator, Spare a Franc?||

    *golf clap*

  • Almanian!||

    This has just restored my faith in humanity. Thank you, entrepreneurial Chinese and American people, and Scott S. for sharing.

  • UnCivilServant||

    It has destroyed the last shred of mine.

  • ||

    Every vagina has a price. It just most women have coupon days.

  • SomeGuy||

    you open house days?

  • Jordan||

    I volunteer to go raid Chinese wombs in retaliation. Let's call it the Ron Jeremy Brigade.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    I'm sure the Yangtze Patrol and the China Marines did their fair share of "retaliating" back in their day. Considering the China Marines still exist as the 4th Marine Regiment, there is no need for another.

  • Jordan||

    Only tangentially related, but I studied up on the Phillipine-American War the other day. Good lord, the shit the U.S. pulled there was pure evil.

  • ||

    An alternate spelling for evil is w-a-r.

  • Jordan||

    And before anyone gets bent out of shape, I'm talking about raiding willing wombs only.

  • ||

    Always a good detail to include.

  • Jon Lester||

    My very most professional performance taking cover money at the door was for a Ron Jeremy stand-up comedy performance. I collected $15 a head, handed out "nut rolls" (cheap store-brand candy bars") to the first 50 or so, and kept a straight face the whole time. He failed to include the jello wrestlers he'd advertised, because he apparently couldn't be bothered to stop at a Wal-Mart to buy a kiddie pool and the requisite gelatin.

  • Pelosi's Accommodator||

    I lived in China for five years. This might be retaliation.

  • AlmightyJB||

    "$120,000 "designer" American babies"

    Hmmmmm....wheels turning.

  • SIV||

    Imagine being a poor person in China, confined to one child under the country’s restrictive centrally planned economy

    They're centrally planning more than just the economy.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    U.S. citizens may apply for Green Cards for their parents when they turn 21.

    A process that still takes around 10 to 15 years.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    I'd like to know what rich people in Indonesia, etc. are doing - are they renting American wombs, too? If not, does this mean the 1-child policy is the key incentive?

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    The only parallel that I can think of is all the married Saudi women who come to my university on student visas. They come with their husbands, who are either studying at the university as well, or on an F-2 visa, as the spouse of a full-time student.

    Within a week on American soil, without fail, they get knocked up.

  • Swiss Servator, Spare a Franc?||

    Something you need to share with us, HM? ;)

  • Brett L||

    Incentives affect behaviors? You should write a paper on that. Academia deserves to know!

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    So they're with their husbands when they get pregnant with their anchor babies? I don't see a problem with this!

    This seems to suggest that renting American wombs is a specific response to 1-child?

  • R C Dean||

    See, this really pisses me off.

    Solid gold business opportunity here, for the taking. And its been there for years. Seriously, how did I miss this one?

  • Drake||

    You were staring right at sluts the whole time!

  • ||

    This, obviously, is rich people EXPLOITING the poor.

    Of course, the rich in this case are not white, and the poor are probably either white or also Chinese. So that screws up the narrative a bit.

  • ||

    Go die in a fire, Merkin.

  • PapayaSF||

    Meh, I am not worried about immigrants who are smart and/or rich, because they pay taxes and rarely commit crimes. I am worried about the ones that are stupid and/or poor, because they consume taxes and often commit crimes.

  • Sevo||

    OH, NO! The BABY gap!
    The guy above is right, gwailo.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    How much of this is because of the horrific one-child policy? Are non-Chinese rich people doing this sort of thing? If not, one might think the 1 child policy was the decisive factor.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    If this is simply a symptom of one of the most egregious human-rights violations you can find, it's not really something to cheer.

  • Hawk Spitui||

    What? Have you forgotten the Cosmotarian Motto?

  • OldMexican||

    Wealthy Chinese are hiring American women to serve as surrogates for their children


    How would you like your daughter to rent her womb to one? Huh? HUH???

  • LarryA||

    But don't the progressives keep telling us China is the Way To Go.

    AFAIK the only place downhill from there is North Korea.

  • Calidissident||

    Normally the "300 confirmed kills gorilla warfare" guy is kind of annoying, but watching him troll American was pretty funny

  • christopherolken||

    my buddy's aunt makes $83/hour on the internet. She has been laid off for 5 months but last month her pay was $12861 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read Full Report
    http://www.Rush60.com

  • Swiss Servator, Spare a Franc?||

    "Some wealthy Chinese say they want a bolt-hole overseas because they fear they will the targets of public or government anger if there were more social unrest in China."

    Not the sign of a stable society...

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