Chinese couple can’t take custody of baby born to Idaho surrogate over travel restrictions

BOISE, Idaho  — A Chinese couple has been prevented by coronavirus health restrictions from traveling to the U.S. to take custody of their newborn child, who remains with her surrogate mother in Idaho.

Emily Chrislip gave birth to the healthy girl at a Boise hospital May 18, but her biological parents in Beijing have waited months for their first embrace with the infant, The Idaho Statesman reported.

After a public health emergency was declared in the U.S. because of the coronavirus, travel restrictions to and from China took effect Feb. 2. 

“There’s really no update on when (the parents) will be able to get here,” Chrislip said.

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