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Meet the Journalist: Leslie Tai

China’s elite and infertile are flocking to Southern California to hire American surrogates to have their babies for them. This short documentary follows Qiqi, Chinese social media’s most sought-after U.S. surrogacy broker, who has built her home business in Irvine, California, into a one-stop shop for wealthy families from China seeking U.S. surrogacy services. In a surprising twist, Qiqi decides to hire an American surrogate herself, opening up a deeper set of ethical and global labor implications. Watch the film now on The New York Times Op-Docs channel.