The China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA), as the Chinese Central Authority for the Hague Adoption Convention, serves as the main point of contact for adoptive parents and/or adoptees who are interested in obtaining additional information about their child’s or their own pre-adoption background.

Persons adopted from China who have inquiries regarding their personal background should address their questions to CCCWA. Providing as much detail as possible about the adoptee’s circumstances will assist CCCWA to respond. There may be limited information for adoption cases in China that occurred prior to 2011.

China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA)
16 Wang Jia Yuan Lane
Dongcheng District
Beijing, China 100027
Tel: 010-655-48998

Please contact the Office of Children’s Issues, Department of State, at for additional information.


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