|China has a model adoption program which has been specifically praised by the U.S. Congress. In addition to having a large source of healthy infants, adoptions from China are often less expensive than from other countries, and the process is much more predictable and stable.
Can you Recommend an Adoption Agency?
There are many excellent and qualified adoption agencies that we have worked with over the years. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How Long Does The Process Take?
It is hard to predict with any certainty how much time is required to complete an adoption in China, but recently, adoptions were taking approximately 12 to 14 months from the time the U.S. adoption agency submitted the paperwork to CCAA.
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America World Adoption Association
Bethany Christian Services
Lifeline Children's Services
ADOPTION GRANTS & LOANS
Gift of Adoption Fund
Christian Adoption Resources
A Child Waits Foundation
Child Adoption Funds
ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUPS
Families With Children from China
Our Chinese Daughter Foundation
ADDITIONAL ADOPTION INFORMATION
China Center of Adoption Affairs
The American Consulate Guangzhou
Adoption Tax Credit
National Endowment for Financial Education: How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option
China Adoption Requirements
Application through arriving home with child, approximately 32-40 months. Special needs Waiting Children Program adoptions vary in processing time, from 10-32 months, based on age and special need of child.
6 months to 14 years old, both healthy and special needs Waiting Child Program available.
Both spouses must be between 30- and 50-years-old to adopt a healthy child. (Cannot have turned 50 by the time of dossier submission.) Both spouses must be between 30- and 55-years-old to adopt a child with special needs. Singles are not permitted to adopt.
Only married couples are allowed to adopt, and must be married a minimum of 2 years.
Permitted (maximum of two per spouse). Remarried couples must be married for at least 5 years to adopt.
Children in Family
No more than four children living in the home for a healthy adoption. On a case-by-case basis, families with more than four children can be considered for a child with special needs.
Joint income must be at least $10,000 per member of the household, including your adopted child. The household's net worth must be at least $80,000.
No criminal history permitted. Minor instances reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
No major medical issues permitted. No mental health diagnoses or treatment permitted. No prior diagnosis for any type of cancer. Both parents must have a BMI below 40. Other medical issues reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Both spouses must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Travel to China
At least one parent must travel. Average stay is 12-15 days.
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