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This program is: open

All applicants after May 1, 2007 must meet new requirements that include age, marital status, income, weight, medical history, criminal history, and others. A once stable and predictable program, China adoptions have become less predictable with regards to time frame. Potential adoptive parents must be between the ages of 30 and 50. However, if the potential adoptive parents are adopting a special needs child, they must be between the ages of 30 and 55.

Families who are in the waiting stages for a referral are seeing an increased wait time between acceptance into the program by the Chinese Government (commonly called "LID" or Log In Date) and referral assignment (commonly referred to as "LOI" or Letter of Intent).

Visit the Adoption Directory for China Adoption Agencies and other professionals and services.

The China adoption program is one of the most reliable and stable, and China is the country from which most U.S. citizens have elected to adopt since the year 2000. In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 2,587 children from China. Children available for adoption are mostly girls, infants to 6 years of age. Older and special needs children are also available. These children reside in orphanages.Map of China

Travel required: Yes; one parent must travel; one trip, approximately two weeks.

Singles accepted: Women only

Convention Country?: Yes.

Other: Post-placement reports and supervision are required for one year.

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Nadia - 2 years ago
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Theses kids are so cute #1
Cheryl - 2 years ago
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I have always wanted to adopt a child.unfortuneitly I was never able to have one.they say it is going to be hard work but I'm up for it.i have always wanted to call it my own.i would be a good mommy for a baby.i would take good care of it.and I would be a good mommy.and I thank you for reading my profile. #2
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