NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 27 Apr, 2021 08:45 am

Surrogate mum for couple in China forced to raise baby due to Covid-19

Surrogate mum for couple in China forced to raise baby due to Covid-19
She signed up to be a surrogate. A year later, she's still looking after a couple's baby.

US woman Emily Chrislip gave birth to a baby girl on May 18 during the middle of the pandemic.Now, nearly 12 months on, the baby girl is still in their care." Emily Chrislip, 25, from Idaho, US, was a surrogate for a couple in China, but has been looking after the baby girl for nearly a year in the pandemic.Now a year on, Chrislip is wary of not growing too attached to the baby girl knowing she'll have to eventually give her up.

A surrogate for a couple living in China has been forced to raise the baby for almost a year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.In 2019 she was chosen to be a surrogate for a couple in China with the plan for the couple to be there at the birth.

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