Letter from Berlin Being a 2007 German New Year's Baby Is Like Winning the Lotto

For expectant parents in Germany whose babies are due at the end of the year, this is a tense time. A new law will make a difference of tens of thousands of euros for parents depending whether their babies are born before or after Jan. 1, 2007 -- with the result that many are seeking ways to delay the birth.
Von David Gordon Smith