Surrogacy in CHina and the US

With a population over one billion, it is easy to see why China might not encourage the controversial practice of surrogacy in their country. However even in the relatively liberal United States, there are only eight states in the country in which there are full legal rights to surrogacy.

Oakbrook Fertility Solutions is located in Oakbrook, Illinois. As one of only eight states in the US that provides full surrogacy benefits from a legal standpoint, OBFS is able to offer worldwide egg donation and surrogacy including to people from China.

OBFS is a subsidiary of the Yulane Group, which has Chinese nationwide agencies. They have one of the largest Chinese egg donor pools, consisting of more than 500 donor selections throughout the world.

In China itself it is possible to find an agency that will assist a childless couple find an egg donor, surrogate mother, or both. In China surrogates are paid between $12,000 and $40,000, and are classified into different groups according to their appearance, level of education and other criteria. Since there are no laws protecting the rights of the surrogate mothers, agreements are signed between the agencies and the mothers, but they have no legal effect. Surrogates are taking a large risk legally in case something should go not as planned.