Adopt a Child from China
The China adoption program provides one of the most reliable and simplified processes available. More American families have chosen to adopt from China than from any other country since the year 2000. According to the US Department of State, over 38,000 Chinese orphans have been adopted by U.S. citizens from 2006 to end of fiscal year 2017.
Waiting Child Program:
China's program is a "waiting child program". This means that the children available for adoption all have some sort of medical need. The needs range from minor/correctable to more significant/long term. In some cases, children do not have a known medical need, but they are considered a "waiting child" because they are over the age of 8. Both boys and girls ages 1-13 are available for adoption.
Stable & Predictable Adoption Process:
China established a structured and consistent system to support inter-country adoptions in 1991. There is variation in the time that it takes to be matched with a child. However, the rest of the process is quite predictable and streamlined. On average, the adoption process takes 12-18 months from application submission to picking up your child in China. For more detailed information about the China Waiting Child adoption process, click here.
Since abandonment is illegal in China, 100% of the children adopted from China are abandoned without any information on their birth parents. Adoptive parents acquire all legal rights for their child when they travel to China and complete the adoption.
China adoption is the most affordable international adoption program. All fees and expenses are outlined clearly at the beginning of the adoption process. There are no hidden or last-minute charges. For more detailed information about the cost to adopt from China, click here.
One Trip to China (Safe & Fun):
Only one trip, which averages 12-14 days in China, is required to complete the adoption. AAC will provide a guide/translator that will help you while you are in country. Families book their own international flights. AAC is here to assist you in arranging hotels and travel inside of China. Families do have the option of making their own arrangements and can use "points" if they have them.
Adoption Finalized in China:
The adoption is finalized in country, and your child will become a US Citizen upon entering the US through immigration. Please check with your state if a Validation of Adoption is required.
China Adoption program uses many acronyms. For a full listing of acronyms, click here.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Take the first step to begin your amazing journey to meet your precious Chinese child. Just call AAC today at 970-532-3576 or request on-line for our China Adoption Information Package. Also please see our "About Us" section for additional information.