“Choose Your Baby’s Citizenship”

On this website for travel journalists, this blog post offers advice on what to keep in mind if you want to give your child a second citizenship status. The essay provides things to think about such as dual citizenship laws, tax liability, military service requirements, security regulations, cost of college education, prenatal care and deliver, maternity and paternity leave, and birth tourism packages. The article ends with a list of countries that have birthright citizenship. The audience for this article is women with enough money to choose which country they go to for delivery. Blog such as this one bring to light that this practice is a global phenomenon and that women of numerous socioeconomic statuses seek to take advantage of the resources other countries offer through citizenship status for their children. (The Matador Network)