China Adoption


About The Children

All adoptable children in China have special needs.  Some of China’s waiting children have special needs that can be treated or corrected in the U.S. and have not been addressed in the orphanage due to lack of resources.  We have waiting children that we are happy to talk to you about! Children are between the ages of 1 and 15 at the time of referral. At this time, 70% of the children currently waiting are boys.


Parents must be a married heterosexual couple or a single female with no more than two divorces. Married couples must be married for two years.
Parents must be 30 years of age or older, with no more than 50 years between the youngest parent and the child.
Adoptive parents must not have more than 5 children in the home. For single women, no more than two.
The youngest child must be at least 3 years old.
Talk to our China team for full eligibility criteria.

Travel and Time Frame


Adopting from China is a one-trip process about 12-14 days long.

Time Frame

Motivated families can complete the adoption in about 12 months.
There are about 2-3 months between referral and picking up the child.


CHI has continuously worked with adoption in China since 1995.  Most of the China team at CHI has been working with this program since the very first adoption case!  We have a solid reputation in China and are particularly recognized for our outstanding work with children who have special needs and our commitment to each child and family we serve.  We have professionals happy to help you in-country as well as our U.S. staff ready to assist you through all the steps.  Please contact us for a conversation about your adoption.

Want To Learn More
About China?

CHI will be happy to talk to you to discuss your hopes and dreams concerning adopting from China.  Please contact us for a confidential conversation about your questions and thoughts.  Please also see the following sites.

Click here to go to the State Department Website!

Click here to go to the Centers for Disease Control Website on International Adoption!

Click here to go to the CIA World Factbook on all countries!

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