July 6, 2014

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: The United States: Becoming The Surrogacy Capital Of the World. “In an era of globalization, the market for children crosses national borders; witness the longtime flow of Americans who have gone overseas to adopt babies from South Korea, China, Russia and Guatemala. Other than the United States, only a few countries — among them India, Thailand, Ukraine and Mexico — allow paid surrogacy. As a result, there is an increasing flow in the opposite direction, with the United States drawing affluent couples from Europe, Asia and Australia. Indeed, many large surrogacy agencies in the United States say international clients — gay, straight, married or single — provide the bulk of their business.”

So we’re basically the Jackson’s Whole of the 21st Century? Actually, that sounds about right. . . .

Meanwhile, I note this photo caption: “They developed such a close relationship with the woman that she is now pregnant with their twins.” But in a 21st Century kind of way.