SPECIAL REGIONAL CONSIDERATIONS - CHINA
China is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore all adoptions between China and the United States must meet the requirements of the Convention and U.S. law implementing the Convention.
Chinese authorities are extremely sensitive about the operation of foreign entities in China. Moreover, adoption is also a sensitive subject in China. It is therefore advisable for any person interested in adopting a child from China to act with discretion and decorum. High-profile attention to adoption in China could curtail or eliminate altogether adoption of Chinese children by persons from countries, including the United States, that have caused adoption to become the subject of public attention.
Special transition provisions apply to adoptions initiated before April 1, 2008. Click here for more information.
2 US Department of State, Intercountry Adoption, China, http://adoption.state.gov/country/china.html