“Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” –Michael Palin
If you’ve stumbled upon this blog post I can only assume that you’re one of us: one of the many who have been bitten by the travel bug. Your travels will lead you far and wide, and amongst the journey you’re bound to find a favorite place or two. Perhaps you’ll stay a week, a month, or a year. Maybe this new place will become your forever home. When the idea of starting a family is upon you, you’ll be faced with the decision on where to have to have your baby.
And that’s why we ask,
Which countries are the best for having a baby in?
Photo Cred: Maternity and Infant
The benefits to having children abroad are plentiful. There’s the obvious: dual citizenship. Having more than one citizenship and/or passport opens the door of travel possibilities for your child. From education and employment opportunities, to basic ease and freedom to travel in certain nations, I certainly wish I had more than one passport to my name.
No matter where in the world you are, being a parent is hard work and we can all use a helping hand. So after a little research, we pulled together the 10 best countries you may want to consider having a baby in:
Listed for: the affordable healthcare system and the Paid Parental Leave scheme, where parents may receive up to 18 weeks of Parental Leave Pay at the rate of the National Minimum Wage. Read more…