Faith International has been entrusted by the China Center for Child Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) to assist in placing children with loving families. In addition to the Waiting Family Program, Faith International is dedicated to advocating for China’s special needs children. If your hearts are open to a special needs child, we encourage you to consider this program. The range of special needs varies widely, with many of these children have only minor conditions, while others may have more serious special needs.
China is a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption (also known as Hague Adoption Convention). Inter-country adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Inter-country Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of China. Inter-country adoption may take place only if the competent authorities in China have determined that the placement of the child within China has been given due consideration and that an inter-country adoption is in the child’s best interests. The China Center for Child Welfare and adoption (also known as CCCWA) is the only agency to provide adoption services.
As of June 30, 2017, China requires that all prospective adoptive parents must meet the following specifications in order to be eligible for adopting a child from China.
|Admin Fee / Dossier Prep||$2,200|
|Translation and Approval Fees||$1,700|
|Visa Fee Adopted Child||$650|
Update in September 2017. Fees are estimated for adoption of 1 child. There will be additional costs to adopt siblings, but it is not multiplied by number of children in the group because some fees may be reduced or waived for the second child or beyond additional ones. Fees for homestudy, immigration services, in-country expenses and travel expenses are not included in the above costs.
On December 7, 2017, the China Center for Child Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) issued a notice regarding adoptive families’ donations to orphanages at the time of their adoption finalization in China. Based upon the announcement issued by the CCCWA, the orphanage donation is no longer mandatory. Families may choose to provide a donation in an amount of their choosing, in an effort to care for children who remain in the orphanages. Many questions have been raised with regards to these changes, and there are still discrepancies throughout various provinces. It is our hope that CCCWA and the various CAB offices will provide clarification with regards to the donation in the near future. At this time, we advise families to be prepared to pay the orphanage fee, as this requirement appears to vary by province at this time. We recognize that this is good news for many families with regards to financials, but also recognize that orphanages often utilize these funds to improve the care of children. We will provide any updates once received.
The Council on Accreditation (COA) is a national accrediting body approved by the United States Department of State to conduct Hague accreditation and approval reviews. COA invites the public to provide comment on inter-country adoption service providers seeking Hague accreditation or approval or renewal of Hague accreditation or approval. Click here to provide comment about services of Faith International Adoptions.
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