Adoption from China
More than 100,000 abandoned children from newborn to age seventeen are living a
hard life in state- and private-run orphanages across China. Over 95% of these unfortunate
children are impacted by minor, major, or multiple physical conditions. As children
with medical needs, they are considered totally unadoptable in a culture that has
only until recently long rejected the practice of adoption.
However, many of these children are absolutely adoptable and many of their physical
conditions are either correctable or manageable through the advanced medical resources
readily available in the US.
As the #1 ranked China-focused adoption agency, CCAI has found loving homes for
over 2,500 abandoned children with medical needs. Almost on a daily basis adoptive
parents tell us: “We wish we had done it earlier.”
Thank you for considering the possibility of bringing home one of these precious
children. Your decision may very well change the life of a child who otherwise would
never know or feel the love of a family.
Advantages of Adopting from China
Equitable Referral Process
China is the international destination from which most US parents adopt their children.
The China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) has established a structured
system that leaves little room for surprises. Paperwork is predictable and manageable.
Additionally, as a signatory of the Hague Adoption Convention, adoptions from China
must follow Hague adoption procedures.
Improved Orphan Care
For families adopting a child through the Waiting Child Program, the CCCWA offers
expedited service to enable these special children to go home quickly. For families
adopting a child with no known medical conditions (also known as “non-special needs”
or NSN) through the traditional program, the CCCWA processes their application (dossier)
and matches them with a child they desire in a fair, “first-in first-out” manner.
As a result of three decades of economic success, the overall standard of living
in China has risen dramatically. This has both directly and indirectly contributed
to the continued improvement of orphanages’ ability to care for orphaned and abandoned
children. More and more orphanages are also offering a temporary family environment
to children through foster care programs.
Finality of Adoption
The Chinese government and local orphanages highly value their international image
and have an effective reporting and processing system to maximize the reliability
and accuracy of adoptive children’s information provided to adoptive families. Our
more than 20 years of international adoption experience with China has shown us
that China is doing a very commendable job.
It is a well-known fact about China adoption that as long as you are qualified and
are willing to wait, you WILL receive your child match and bring home a precious
Because child abandonment is illegal in China, birth parents leave no trace of their
identity. At the time of your child match, China will provide you with a thorough
physical examination report, background report and developmental report, as well
as color pictures of the child matched to you. During your trip to China, you will
receive a certificate of abandonment that proves the biological parents have relinquished
their parental rights through abandonment. There is no legal avenue for the birth
parents to reclaim custody.
Today, more children placed from China have identified medical conditions ranging
in severity. A qualified and well-prepared adoptive family can be matched in a shorter
timeline with a child with special needs through the
Waiting Child Program, depending on the specific medical conditions the
family is open to.
Families travel only one time to China, with trips lasting on average 14 to 17 days.
There is no need for multiple trips and there are seldom circumstances that cause
families to stay longer than expected. At least one parent must travel to China
to finalize the adoption, but CCAI recommends that both parents make the trip. Accommodations,
transportation and adoption appointments are all finalized before families arrive
in China. While you are in China, you’ll be served 24 hours a day by a highly professional
and personal CCAI representative who speaks English, Mandarin, and the local dialect
of your child’s region.
CCAI is a reputable agency with a high standard of financial integrity and professional
ethics. Families never need worry about hidden charges or last-minute surprises.
In fact, our adoption fees and expenses are very competitive and are disclosed well
in advance. China adoption through our agency is widely considered the most affordable
adoption program available.