China Adoption

Adopting a child from China is a safe, stable process. In fact, more than 75,000 children have been successfully united with their forever families through China’s adoption services. At Great Wall China Adoption, we pride ourselves in being a trusted leader and partner, with more than 8,000 adoptions to our credit. We specialize in finding forever families for healthy children and children with special needs. If you’re considering Great Wall China Adoption, you’re in good hands!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 512-323-9595 or contact us here.


The Process

The different stages of adoption through Great Wall China Adoption are:

  1. Initial Consultation and Adoption Assessment
  2. Dossier Consulting (Dragon Dossier Service also available)
  3. Matching
  4. Referral Education
  5. Travel Coordination
  6. Trip to China
  7. Post Adoption
  8. Adopt Again



Children Available

There are many boys and girls available for adoption in China. Before making your decision, consider the many factors including the wait time for a Healthy child versus a waiting child.  As the wait time continues to increase for healthy referrals, the majority of our families are choosing to adopt through waiting child. Learn more about the waiting child program here!

Available Adoptive Children

    • Boys and girls between 6 months – 13 years old
    • May have any level of diagnosed physical, medical, or developmental conditions
    • May be between 8 – 13 years old with no diagnosed special need



If you have any questions regarding eligibility, we would be happy to help you complete a free eligibility check prior to formally applying with GWCA. Please contact us at 512-323-9595 or contact us here to discuss eligibility in more detail.

# Citizenship Requirements
1 One adoptive parent must be a US citizen.
# Age Requirements for Parents
1 Married couples 30-49 years old or less (at time of dossier registration) are eligible to adopt from China.
2 Married couples/singles ages 30-55 years old are eligible to adopt a Waiting Child from China. Married couples 55-60 years old, please contact us for a case-by-case consultation.
# Education Requirements
1 Each potential adoptive parent must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.
# Financial Requirements
1 Couples must show a positive net worth (assets vs. liabilities) of at least $80,000; Singles should have a net worth of $100,000.
2 Must have an annual income of at least $10,000/person in the household, including the adopted child. Must demonstrate minimum combined income of $30,000. For example, a married couple with two children living in the home must earn at least $50,000.
# Health History
Families are not eligible to adopt if any of the following apply:
1 Current diagnosis of depression/anxiety; currently on medication for depression/anxiety; if previously diagnosed with depression/anxiety, you must be off medication for at least 2 years.
2 Diagnosed with alcoholism within the last 10 years or any history of illegal drug/narcotic use or abuse.
3 Major organ transplant/surgery within 10 years
4 Any previous history/diagnosis of cancer
5 BMI over 40
# Criminal History
Families are not eligible to adopt if any of the following apply:
1 Current warrants or currently on probation
2 Any use of/arrests for illegal drugs; any felony arrests
3 DUI or DWI charges within the last 5 years, regardless of outcome
4 Any arrest for a violent crime (examples: assault, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect)
# Marriage Requirements
1 Couples must be married at least two years at the time their dossier is submitted to China (first marriage).
2 If either spouse has one or two divorces, the current marriage needs to be a minimum of five years; couples with three or more divorces are not eligible.
# Religious Requirements
1 Families with religious beliefs prohibiting any kind of medical treatment will not be eligible to adopt.