One Woman’s Journey as a Surrogate Mom

That Dodd couldn’t get six measly weeks of paid family leave in the United States is incredible when you consider that a relatively poor country like Cuba provides 18 weeks of paid family leave to new parents—making it among the most advanced nations on earth in this aspect. Argentina lets new parents have 90 days off with pay. In Costa Rica, it’s 16 weeks; in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, The Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador and Colombia, 12; in Panama, 14; in Chile, 18. (For more details and charts comparing policies in various Latin American nations, click here to read a UNICEF report.)