Today my wife’s cousin had a baby boy and we are very happy for them. It is very important in the Chinese cultural to have a baby boy especially with the one-child policy. The boys are preferred because they will take care of the parents as they get older. This put a lot of pressure on couples to have baby boys and it causes a lot of divorces and unfortunately abortions. It is illegal to have an ultra-scan because in most cases if it is a NOT a boy then it may be aborted. Ultra-scan is used if there is a medical issue. It is sad but this is their cultural and more and more foreigners are coming to adopt children and most are all girls. Hopefully in the future this will change as more and more females have great careers and show they can financially care for their parents, but it will take time. Her cousin was put in an arrange marriage and I will cover this in another entry.
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