American families choose to adopt from China more often than from any other country. In fact, as of 2010, more than 75,000 Chinese orphans have been placed with adoptive American families since China started its program.
Stable Adoption Process
The US and Chinese governments have maintained a harmonious relationship for many decades. The China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) matches parents with children according to a steady and predictable procedure.
The child’s biological parents and family members have three months to come forward to claim a child in an orphanage or under state care. If no one steps forward, all parental rights are severed and the child is brought to an orphanage where s/he becomes eligible for adoption.
All adoptions are finalized in China for married applicants where both parents travel to complete the adoption. The adoptive parents have all legal rights and responsibilities for the child.
- Parents receive their child three to five days after arriving in Beijing.
- Parents begin caring for their child immediately.
Although it is recommended that both parents travel, China requires only one parent to spend approximately 12 to 17 days in China to complete the adoption.
Adoption Finalized in China
- If both parents travel, the adoption is finalized in China.
- If only one parent travels, the child must be re-adopted in the US.
Affordable Adoption Program
China’s adoption program is very affordable compared to other international adoption programs.
- Adoptions from China are structured and consistent.
- All fees are outlined at the beginning of the process.
- Unexpected gifts or payments are not a part of China’s process.
Depending on the state you live in and other factors, total costs can vary greatly depending on your needs. Financial assistance and generous tax credits are available to US families.
Safe Travel to China
The Chinese government imposes severe punishment on anyone threatening the safety of foreign tourists.
- The Chinese people are accepting of Americans adopting from China.
- Adoptive parents are treated with courtesy and curiosity.
- The Chinese government does not discriminate against families in the US military.