For this week in class, we will be watching two documentaries about families that are formed through surrogacy and international adoption. The first documentary is Google Baby, a movie about what happens when pregnancies are outsourced internationally, demonstrating the divide between rich and poor nations and people.

On Tuesday, we will watch the documentary Wo Ai Ne Mommy, about a New York family that adopts an older daughter from China. While older children are unusual for adoptions, this child is able to express her culture shock and adjustment to her new family.

NYTimes: Coming to the U.S. for baby, and Womb to Carry It: Foreign Couples coming to America for Surrogate Pregnancies

China to End One-Child Policy, Allowing Families Two Children