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July 2017

July 7, 2017. New Requirements for Families Seeking to Adopt From China. The CCCWA, the Chinese Central Adoption Authority, has released new requirements for prospective adoptive parents seeking to adopt from China. For those of us who remember the pre-2007 which governed non-special needs adoptions, these rules are very familiar. However, the rules for special needs and special focus adoptions, the only type of adoptions allowed for China for almost a decade, had been much more flexible. That has changed. For example, there can only be five minor children living in the home and the youngest child in the home has to be three years old. China is once again requiring a one year interval between adoption applications and "in principle", only allowing one child to be adopted at a time. A key point is that we have been told that these rules are effective immediately. What that means for families who are DTC or have already received PA or LOA is not yet clear. PAPs should consult with their agencies. More Information.

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