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Old 03-03-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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You shouldn't assume you are going to have an uncomplicated birth or that your child will not require any special care when making financial decisions. The hospital bill for my c-section was $24k, not including the OB's fee of over $8k.

The current filing fee for naturalization is $595. A green card for a minor child is $1070. A minor child however can only naturalize when their parents do so if you don't intend to, they can't either.
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Wow. This thread is shocking.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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The cost is worth the American citizenship. I would make sure you give birth in the U.S.
I doubt if most Canadians would agree with that.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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It completely depends on your insurance. We paid considerably less than Sukwoo at Prentice Women's Hospital (Northwestern). I think everything was about $1200. The charges were broken down for the hospital, OB, and pediatrician. The experience was great, and we loved our doctor. If you want, DM me and I'll send you her info.

Another issue for you might be citizenship! If your child is born in the U.S., he/she will automatically be a U.S. Citizen (regardless of parentage), and it would be easy to set up dual citizenship with Canada. If he/she is born in Canada, the path to U.S. citizenship will be more complicated (if that's something that you could see as beneficial).
But if the child ever runs for President, the validity of the birth certificate will challenged!
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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A dual citizen does not need to choose one citizenship at the age of majority. Not sure where anyone thinks that law came from, but it simply does not exist.

Your best bet is to have the child in Canada with free health care. Why would you want to pay for out-of-pocket expenses to have a child in the U.S.? If you want to, you could apply for naturalization now. I have heard naturalization apps taking as little as six months these days. As long as you qualify and you'll be a US Citizen by the time the child is born, then even if the child is born in Canada he or she will be a U.S. citizen automatically by virtue of being born to a U.S. citizen parent.

Only one parent needs to be a U.S.C. for the child to be a U.S.C. by birth. He is then a natural born citizen and could become U.S. President someday. That is, if the U.S. still exists a few decades from now.

Even without prior naturalization, you could get a green card for your child quickly and as soon as both you AND the mother naturalize, your child would be a U.S.C., otherwise your child would have to file his own naturalization petition.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:56 AM
 
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The child may not naturalize unless the parents do. If the parents become citizens they will be responsible for filing US taxes for the rest of their lives even if they leave the US. There are lots of reasons why people don't naturalize, but if they don't and the child isn't born here, then the child will have to find their own way to stay here eventually.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Plainfield
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I'll be delivering at Edward Hospital in Naperville later this year and my out of pocket should be under $500. I knew my insurance was good, but I had no idea who good. Wow!
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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My out of pocket would have been zero if I had not had complications. My total OOP for 2010 ended up being about $7500 between my co-insurance and things that just weren't covered.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
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A dual citizen does not need to choose one citizenship at the age of majority. Not sure where anyone thinks that law came from, but it simply does not exist.
That's not entirely true. It all depends on what country the dual citizenship is with. If it's with, say Japan, the child must choose which citizenship to keep at 18.

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I doubt if most Canadians would agree with that.
Well, my opinion is that it is. Sure, I'm not Canadian, but that's my opinion.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Well I had 8 kids and my total out of pocket expenses for the births was $0. One was a c section too. One they had to keep the baby in the hospital for a week. My last one was a home birth and our universal plan even covers all the midwife costs now. It actually costs the medical plan more to deliver babies with midwives in birthing centres but that is now becomming very popular here in Ontario. My oldest daughter is due to have her first baby yesterday,LOL. Maybe I'll have my 9th grandchild born tomorrow, at home with a midwife attending.
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