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Report: Many U.S. Parents Outsourcing Child Care Overseas
A flash video "mockumentary" from the Onion News Network, Issue 43-39, 2 July 2007
(http://www.theonion.com/content/video/report_many_u_s_parents)
 

Anchorman Brian Scott:
Increasingly, American parents are spending more time at work, and less time at home.
With the cost of nannies on the rise, many are turning to a new solution to their childcare dilemma.
Susan and Mark Andelman, of Portland, Oregon, started sending their son, Timothy, to a daycare facility in India four months ago.
Mark Andelman:
Uh...It used to be quite a hassle in the morning...
Susan Andelman:
Um-hum...Now, sometimes I'm able to get him right into the box without even waking him up, so it's a lot easier.
Anchorman:
Outsourcing Timothy worked so well, they've decided to send their three-week old daughter, Brittany, to infant care in Sri Lanka.

 
Though the wages earned by overseas childcare workers would seem low to Americans, in countries like India, they are over a billion times the average salary.
Kendra Trilson (Outsources Daughter's Childcare)
It's only 12 cents an hour in India, which is a lot cheaper than the $300 I was paying a week here, in the United States.
 

Susan Andelman:
It's a big improvement.
Mark Andelman:
Yeah...
Susan Andelman:
Um...Before, he was acting out...A lot of yelling and screaming.
Now, um, when we uncrate him, he's completely quiet.
Mark Andelman:
Yeah, like for 2 or 3 days.
 

Anchorman:
The system is not without its problems, however...
In June, Patricia Nattings of Omaha, Nebraska, incorrectly wrote her zip code, causing her little Kimberly Nattings to spend nearly three weeks lost in the mail.
 
Kimberly Nattings (Lost in Mail June 4 - June 16):
I had to eat my own fingers.
 

Anchorman:
Coming up next, are their bullets in your own body?
Stay with us, we'll be right back.