Article: As China’s One-Child Policy Ends, Surrogacy Services Rise in the U.S.

As China’s One-Child Policy Ends, Surrogacy Services Rise in the U.S.
By Kevin Smith | San Gabriel Valley Tribune | April 30, 2016

China’s reversal of its one-child policy has, according to this article, resulted in a rise in requests for gestational surrogacy in the United States. Featuring interviews with clinics and other go-betweens in California – including The Fertility Institutes in Encino – it attributes this “new wave of business” to a Chinese preference for boys (gender selection) and the possibility of citizenship for children birthed by gestational mothers in the United States.

The piece also covers some aspects of surrogacy-related law in California. This includes:

  • Required independent counsel for intended parents and gestational mothers.
  • Compliance with contract terms related to communication about medical visits, as well as dietary and travel restrictions.
  • Payments and benefits packages.  

Read the full article >

For more information on surrogacy laws in the U.S., read Tamar Lewin’s breakdown by state in The New York Times.