Chinese clients of SAI want children born in the Year of the Dragon

I didn’t realize how special this year is to our Chinese clients and friends, or the significance of what “being born in the year of the dragon” meant to the Chinese culture. Monday, January 23rd, 2012 was the 1st day of Chinese New Year and this year, like every 12 years before, is considered the Year of the Dragon.  A year known to be the luckiest of all the Chinese Zodiac signs, not only for children but for marriages and businesses as well. This year, the celebration is also the longest and most important in the Chinese calendar.  People are known to take weeks or longer off work in preparation for Chinese New Year.

SAI has been flooded with couples from China who are hoping and praying to become pregnant through surrogacy so they can have a baby born by  February 9th, 2013. In order for this to occur, they would need to be confirmed pregnant by the middle of May. We are happy to report our clients are well on their way to achieving this goal!  SAI has a large surrogate database and within the last 6 months, many of our surrogates have been matched with Chinese clients.

The Chinese culture believe strongly in luck and in times known to be the luckiest, many people choose to marry and have children. It is believed that Buddha asked all of the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Of the 12 that showed up, he named a year after each one: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. In China, people wear red during New Year celebrations, decorate in red and give children money in red envelopes.  It is believed that red symbolizes fire which can drive away bad luck.

Chinese New Year is known to be the most important of all the Chinese holidays with over 1.3 billion people celebrating it in China and countless others around the world. In China, this time of year is also known for family gatherings to enjoy meals at each others homes.

The lantern festival is held on the 15th day of the first lunar month, where people carry decorated lanterns which may be hand painted with zodiac signs or animals. They hang these lanterns in courtyards, outside of their homes and walk with them in the parade proudly participating in this highly anticipated and respected cultural event.  The dragon is the highlight of the parade, which can stretch to a hundred feet long and is made from bamboo, paper and silk and is carried by men down the street.

Chinese New Year is not only celebrated in China, here in the United States, in many cities, Chinese Americans and people from all backgrounds join in on the celebration. Gong Xi Fa Ca! is the traditional Chinese New Year greeting, which means “wishing you prosperity” in Mandarin.

Surrogate Alternatives is very happy to be apart of such a wonderful life changing event and we are excited for all the couples who’s lives will change next year!


About Surrogate Alternatives, Inc.

Established in 1998, Surrogate Alternatives has been in business longer then any other Surrogate or Egg Donation Agency in San Diego, California, thus providing a long standing reputation for being a leader in third-party reproduction. At Surrogate Alternatives, we believe that it takes a village to raise a child and sometimes takes a village to create one too! Our staff have the compassion and dedication necessary to give you peace of mind, hope and belief, that the chance to become a parent is within your reach. We understand how difficult the road has been to get to this point and our job is to make the rest of your journey as smooth as possible. Never give up on your dreams or feel alone, because when that happens you have lost the chance to succeed. We are here to show you that your dream of being a party is not just a dream, but can be your reality! We are proud to announce that as of the end of 2011, Surrogate Alternatives has been involved in the creation of over 750 babies and has assisted more then 1,200 people in their quest to parenthood. Connect with Diana Google Business Website

Posted on January 24, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. My wife was born with 3 heart defects making it very risky for us to have children. As a result of this, my wife and I, with lots of prayer, have decided not to have children of our own. As all of you know, surrogacy is highly expensive and there are little to no programs out there that offer financial support. We have been researching both surrogacy and adoption. We are to the point now where we feel comfortable getting our story out there and looking for help.

    What we are looking for:

    We are looking for a surrogate who will be willing to do a gestiational surrogacy for little to no compensation. I know this sounds like a great task and I don’t even know if there are any women out there interested in doing this. My wife and I are putting it all in the hands of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and just sitting back and listening.

    If you are interested or know of anyone who is, please contact me or if you have any information that may be of help to us please contact me with that as well. If you can’t help with any of the previous, then all we ask is that you pray for us. We believe in the power of prayer…after all, that is what has gotten us to the point where we feel ready to send this message.

    Thank you and God Bless.

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