Regulations from Beijing Municipality on Population and Family PlanningA couple may give birth to a second child if:(1) The couple has just one child, who is handicapped or unable to work because of non-hereditary diseases.(2) Both parents are only children themselves, and have just one child so far.(3) The couple adopted their first child because one of them was diagnosed as infertile.(4) The couple remarried but have only one child in total.(5) The couple are ethnic minorities who moved to the city from provinces bordering other countries and were given permission from a high-ranking Family Planning office before they moved.(6) The husband has brothers, but only one brother is able to give birth, and the others have promised not to adopt.(7) The husband is a farmer who married a woman already with a daughter (this only if that husband pledges to care for the woman’s parents).(8) The couple are rural farmers, in which one spouse is a handicapped soldier with an injury grade B or above or can no longer work.(9) The couple are farmers from the deep mountains who only have a daughter, depend on farming and are poor.
November 16, 2013 at 10:09 AM EST