American Surrogate Chinese Mother : Rough Translation Back in 2017, we brought you the story of a Chinese mom who hired an American surrogate to carry her baby. Each needed something from the other that was hard to admit. Their relationship became a crash course in transcontinental communication and the meaning of family. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, we check in with them.
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American Surrogate: 30 Months Later

American Surrogate: 30 Months Later

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Back in 2017, we brought you the story of a Chinese mom who hired an American surrogate to carry her baby. We followed them in real time as their relationship evolved from initial conversations through WeChat and Google Translate, to their first in-person meeting, and to the baby's arrival.

Over the course of the pregnancy, drama unfolded and secrets were revealed. This is the story of two women, each wanting something from the other that is hard to admit and impossible to put down in a contract. Two and a half years later, we revisit their lives to find out what's changed.

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