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
One adoptive parent must be a US citizen.
Age Requirements for Parents
Married couples/singles must be at least 30 years old to be eligible to adopt a Waiting Child from China. There must be no more than a 45 year age difference between the youngest parent and the child.
Education Requirements
Each potential adoptive parent must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Financial Requirements
Couples must show a positive net worth (assets vs. liabilities) of at least $80,000; Singles should have a net worth of $100,000.
Must have an annual income of at least $10,000/person in the household, including the adopted child. 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:
Current diagnosis of major depression/anxiety; if previously diagnosed with depression/anxiety consult GWCA.
Diagnosed with alcoholism within the last 10 years or any history of illegal drug/narcotic use or abuse.
Major organ transplant/surgery within 10 years
Any previous history/diagnosis of cancer
BMI greater than 40
If one spouse is completely healthy and the other’s medical condition does not inhibit their ability to parent a family may be eligible to adopt a waiting child.
Criminal History
Families are not eligible to adopt if any of the following apply:
Current warrants or currently on probation
Any use of/arrests for illegal drugs; any felony arrests
DUI or DWI charges within the last 5 years, regardless of outcome
Any arrest for a violent crime (examples: assault, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect)
Marriage Requirements
Couples must be married at least two years at the time their dossier is submitted to China (first marriage).
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
Families with religious beliefs prohibiting any kind of medical treatment will not be eligible to adopt.

*Please note, if your family falls outside of these parameters and you are interested in adopting from China please contact our Waiting Child Team to see if we can find a way to work with your family.