When carrying out adoption from China, foreign adoption
organizations should abide by the following regulations and
Adoption Application, Certifying Documents and Home Study
I. Adoption application documents
1. Documents required for submission:
(1) Inter-country adoption application letter;
(2) Birth certificate;
(3) Marital status certificate;
(4) Occupation, income and financial status certificate;
(5) Physical examination certificate;
(6) Criminal/ Non-criminal record certificate;
(7) Home study report;
(8) Certificate certifying the approval of the inter-country
adoption by the competent authority of the country where the
adoption applicant resides;
(9) Copy of passport;
(10) Two bareheaded photos (two inches) and six family
All the certificates except those required in item (9) and (10)
must be produced by the competent body in the resident country and
authenticated by diplomatic organization of the resident country or
agencies authorized by the diplomatic organization and notarized by
the embassy or consulate of the People's Republic of China in that
For applicants who have resided in China for at least one year
without interruption for work or study, they should submit, in
addition to the above documents (item (5) exclusive), certificates
of marital status, occupation, income, financial status and
non-criminal record produced by the Chinese unit to which they
belong or related department. The physical examination certificate
should be produced by a medical unit at or above the prefecture
2. Contents of documents required
(1). Inter-country adoption application letter
A. The inter-country adoption application should be written
personally by the adoption applicant instead of being written by
others or by adoption organization according to the fixed
B. The inter-country adoption application shall be signed by the
adoption applicant in his or her own hand.
C. The inter-country adoption application shall include the
following contents: name of adoption applicant, date of birth,
place of birth and nationality, reasons for adoption, clear desire
and requirements for adoption of Chinese children, a statement by
the applicant promising not to abandon or maltreat the child to be
adopted, and a statement by the applicant committing to ensure the
equal rights for the adopted child as the biological ones and
ensure that the adopted child be properly raised and educated and
(2). Birth certificate
A. An adoption applicant must provide his/ her birth certificate
or a copy of the birth certificate (provide separately in the case
of a married couple) produced by the competent governmental body or
civil registry of the place of birth.
B. If there is no such a body to produce the birth certificate,
a copy of the original birth certificate notarized by the local
notary public or notary should be provided.
(3). Marital status certificate
An adoption applicant who has married should provide the marital
status certificate produced by the competent governmental body in
the wedding place. If an adoption applicant is single, he/ she
should provide certificate of singles. If an adoption applicant is
not married, he/ she should provide certificate of being unmarried.
If an adoption applicant is divorced, the applicant should provide
certificate of the latest divorce. In the case that an adoption
applicant has lost his/ her spouse, he/ she shall provide
certificate of the death of the spouse.
(4). Occupation, income and financial status certificate
A. An adoption applicant should provide a certificate of
occupation produced by the employer or the organization with which
the application works. The certificate of occupation should include
the following: occupation and post of the applicant, term of
employment, annual income and prospects for continued employment
(provide separately in the case of a married couple).
B. In the case of adoption applicant being an employer or a
professional, he/ she should provide the certificate of occupation
and annual income produced by a licensed chief accountant. In the
case of the adoption applicant being a licensed chief accountant
himself/ herself, he/ she applicant should provide the certificate
of occupation and annual income produced by another licensed chief
C. If an applicant does not have any occupation, he/ she should
provide a certificate of no occupation, with the contents covering
current source of income and plans for taking up jobs.
D. In the case that the adoption applicant is a retiree, he/ she
should provide a statement of retirement, with the contents
covering date of retirement, annual income before retirement,
whether there is any income after retirement and income status,
E. The certificate of income and financial status should be
filled in according to the attached Table 1 (the annual income of
an applicant should be identical with the one in the certificate of
occupation. If not identical, there should be an additional
F. The currency used in occupation, income and property status
should be the one used for settlement by the resident country of
the adoption applicant.
(5). Physical examination certificate
A. An adoption applicant should provide a physical examination
certificate produced by a licensed doctor (provide separately in
the case of a married couple).
B. The physical examination certificate of the adoption
applicant should be filled in according to the attached Table 2.
The certificate should be written clearly and neatly. If the
writing is too cramped or too slipshod to be illegible, it shall be
deemed as having not provided the health check certificate.
C. If an adoption applicant uses a certain drug for a long
period of time, the applicant shall specify the name and function
of the drug.
D. If an adoption applicant used to suffer from a certain
serious disease or undergo certain surgical operation, a check
report shall be produced by a licensed doctor, with the contents
covering when the disease was contracted or when the operation was
given, what kind of disease contracted or what kind of operation
received, the process of treatment and results or result of the
operation, whether or not the patient has fully recovered, whether
or not the patient has to continue to take medicine to control the
disease and the conclusion whether or not the applicant is suitable
for raising a child.
E. If a single adoption applicant has a co-habitant of the
opposite sex, he/ she shall provide a physical examination
certificate of the co-habitant.
F. The physical examination certificate should be valid not more
than one year starting from the date of physical examination (the
date when the examination was taken) to the logging-in date of the
application documents in CCAA.
(6). Criminal/ Non-criminal record certificate
A. An adoption applicant should provide a criminal/ non-criminal
record certificate produced by the local police in his/ her country
with a signature of the qualified official (provide separately in
the case of a married couple).
B. If an adoption applicant has lived or worked for at least one
year in other countries or regions within the recent five years,
he/ she should provide a criminal/ non-criminal record certificate
produced by the resident country.
C. A single adoption applicant who has a co-habitant of the
opposite sex should provide a certificate of criminal/ non-criminal
record for the co-habitant.
D. The certificate of criminal/ non-criminal record should not
exceed one year starting from the producing date of the certificate
to the logging-in date of the application documents in CCAA.
(7). Certificate certifying the approval of the inter-country
adoption by the competent authority of the country where the
adoption applicant resides
A. An adoption applicant should provide a valid document of
approval produced by the resident country's government for adopting
a child from China.
B. An adoption applicant who has been continuously working or
studying in China for more than one year may provide a valid
document of approval produced by the embassy or consulate in China
of the resident country for adopting a child from China.
The two-inch bare-headed photos should be put in a standard
passport photo bag, without clipping or sticking. Family photos may
be stuck to a piece of paper of the same size as the document
. Home study report
1. A home study report should cover the following contents:
(1) Meetings and interviews, including the number, time, place
and ways of meetings and talks between a social worker and the
adoption applicant. A social worker must meet and talk face to face
with an adoption applicant and the number of interviews and
meetings shall not be less than four (including family visits).
(2) Adoption motivation. It includes the reasons for making the
decision to adopt a child and the reasons for adopting a child from
China, the understanding of inter-country adoption, the
understanding and mental preparation for the possible risks and
delays involved in inter-country adoption, for the prospective
adoptee, and for the possible post-adoption ill-adaptation of the
(3) Family background/individual introduction. This includes the
educational background, work experience, hobbies, religious belief,
off-hour activities and the relationship between parents and among
brothers and sisters.
(4) Marital status. This includes how the husband and wife look
at each other, their attitude toward marriage and methods to
revolve problems arising from marriage, their satisfaction level
about their marriage; in the case of a single, it should include
the attitude to the current status as a single and the attitude
toward possible future marriage and how to treat adopted child
after marriage in the future; in the case of divorced, it should
include the reasons for the last divorce or the former divorces and
the number of divorces.
(5) Children. This should include whether or not there are some
wedlock children, non-wedlock children or adopted children. It
should specify their sex, age, hobbies and education level. In the
case of having children from the previous marriage, it should be
specified as to whether they live together with the adoption
applicant. When there are children of over 10 years of age living
together, it should specify what they think of inter-country
(6) Health conditions. It includes whether or not the adoption
applicant has any serious diseases, whether there is any disability
that makes the applicant unable to take care of himself or herself,
whether there is any mental or psychological disease and whether
the disease or diseases constitute factors unfavorable for raising
a child. The health conditions of the adoption applicant should be
identical with the Physical Examination Certificate produced by the
licensed doctor. The social worker shall make an appraisal as to
whether the applicant's health condition is suitable for raising an
(7) Family financial conditions. It should include the income
and expenses of the applicant, such as annual income, investment
income, family assets, liabilities, living expenses, and whether
the income and expenditure are balanced. The social worker should
make an appraisal as to whether the financial conditions of the
applicant are suitable for raising an adopted child.
(8) Record of maltreatment or violence or crime. This includes
whether the applicant has a history of excessive drinking, drug
abuse, medicine abuse, family violence, sexual abuse and
maltreatment of children (even if it did not result in arrest or
conviction), whether the applicant has a criminal record (including
arrest or conviction), whether the applicant has received any
punishment, whether the applicant showed repentance or correction
after punishment. The social worker should make an appraisal as to
whether the applicant is eligible for adoption.
(9) Living conditions. This includes the current residence
conditions, the size of the residential house, community
environment, educational facilities in the community, medical
facilities and public service facilities in the community,
especially the attitude of the community toward accepting adopted
children of other races, the conditions of each residential house,
including the appraisal of the suitability of the living conditions
for children, with a statement on whether the living space conforms
with the requirements of the local government.
(10) Nurture plan. This includes the status of the exchanges
between the children, parenting experience, the prospective method
of nurture for adopted child; in the case of adopting disabled or
diseased children or older children, it should clarify the metal
preparation, expectation and the ability of raising such children
on the part of the adoption applicant. The social worker should
make an appraisal as to whether the adoption applicant is suitable
for adopting a child based on the nurture plan of the
(11) Status of co-habitants or non-family-member co-habitant. If
the adoption applicant (married or single) has any
non-family-member co-habitant, the relations between them and the
reasons for co-inhabitation should be clarified. For a single
applicant who is co-habiting with non-family member of the opposite
sex, the social worker should affirm the stand that China will not
accept the application by homosexual families for adopting children
and the adoption applicant should make a statement that he/ she and
the co-habitants are not homosexuals. The social worker should make
a true appraisal of such a case. For the adoption applicant
co-habiting with a non-family member of the opposite sex, the
attitude of the co-habitant toward his/ her adoption in China and
the relations between the applicant and the co-habitant should be
(12) Guardian/ rearing commitments. This includes the
designation of guardian/ child rearer in case things unpredictable
happen to the applicant or the applicant passes away of pre-mature
death, the description on the age, profession, marital status,
children, health and income of the designated guardian/ child
rearer. The social worker should make an appraisal as to whether
the designated guardian/ child rear is suitable for the
guardianship and rearing of the adopted child. The guardian/child
rearer designated by a single applicant must produce a written
statement on the consent for acting as the guardian/child
(13) Whether the adoption applicant used to be rejected as
prospective adoptive parent or has any unfavorable home study
report. This includes responses of the adoption applicant to
whether or not he/ she used to be refused to be a prospective
adoptive parent or whether or not he/ she has an unfavorable home
study report. If so, the reasons for being refused or for the
unfavorable home study report should be clarified with the previous
refusal report or unfavorable home study report attached.
(14) Appraisal and recommendation. The social worker should make
a genuine appraisal of the general conditions of the adoption
applicant and give a recommendation on whether or not the applicant
is suitable for adopting a child from China and the desired age and
health conditions of the child to be adopted.
2. The following documents should be attached to the home study
(1) Copy of the license of the adoption organization that
completes the home study report;
(2) A written announcement by the guardian/child rearer
designated by the singles adoption applicant on his or her consent
to the guardianship/ rearing of the adopted child.
3. Requirements for home study report making
(1) In the case that, according to the law of the resident
country, an adoption organization is responsible for the making of
the home study reports on the adoption applicants, the reports
should be completed by social workers employed by the adoption
(2) If the law of the resident country does not require adoption
organizations to complete the home study report on the adoption
applicant, the adoption organization should provide active guidance
to adoption applicant in offering good cooperation to the social
worker for the completion of the home study report.
Ⅲ. Supplementary documents and documents to be
1. If changes have taken place with the circumstances of the
adoption applicant while the adoption application documents are
processing, the adoption organization should timely report it to
CCAA and submit corresponding certifying materials.
2. After receiving the notice from certain review department in
CCAA for submission of additional documents, the adoption
organization should submit the required supplementary documents to
CCAA within 60 days (starting from the date when the notice is
issued). Otherwise, the application documents shall be returned to
the adoption organization that has submitted them. When the
supplementary documents are completed, they shall be handled as a
3. Adoption application documents examined by CCAA, which are
found not conforming to the provisions of the Chinese law or not up
to the requirements of CCAA and not favorable for the healthy
growth of children to be adopted, shall be rejected and
Submission of Documents
I. Submission of adoption application
1. Adoption organizations should submit adoption application
documents to CCAA according to the provisions of Article 4 of the
Measure for Registration of Adoption of Children by Foreigners in
the People's Republic of China.
2. Adoption organizations should not submit documents for
applicants who do not meet with the qualifications for adoption as
prescribed in the Adoption Law of the People's Republic of China
and do not conform to the requirements of CCAA.
3. Adoption organizations can only submit documents for persons
who have filed adoption applications directly with them.
4. The interval between the first adoption and the second
adoption application in China should be more than one year
(starting from the date of the first adoption registration to the
date of submission of the second adoption application).
5. The adoption application documents must be complete and
6. Each batch of documents should be attached with a document
list (in duplicate), with the content covering date of delivery,
number of documents, name list of adoption applicants, and fee
payment with the signature of the person in charge of the
7. Adoption application documents should be placed in a document
folder, with the cover printed with the logo of the adoption
Ⅱ. Expedition of adoption application processing
1. Conditions for expediting the process of adoption
The process of handling adoption application documents may be
expedited if the adoption applicant meets one of the following
(1) The adoption applicant applies for adopting disabled
children or children of over six years of age;
(2) The two parties or one party of the adoption applicant is
(3) The adoption applicant has been working or studying in China
and has been continuously residing in China for at more than one
2. Requirements for expediting adoption process
(1) The adoption organization should learn the conditions for
expediting the adoption process and submit application for
expedition and related certifying documents for the qualified
(2) After an adoption applicant requests for adoption
expedition, the adoption organization should file an application
for expedition attached with the written application of the
adoption applicant with CCAA. The application written by the
organization should cover the name of the adoption organization,
the name of the adoption applicant requesting for adoption
expedition, the date of document submission, and the reasons for
expedition and related certifying documents. The person in charge
of the adoption organization must sign the application.
Ⅲ. Suspended adoption application
1. A suspended adoption application refers to an application for
suspension that the adoption applicant raises due to certain
2. After the adoption applicant applies for a suspension of
adoption, the adoption organization should file an application
attached with the suspension request given by the adoption
applicant with CCAA. The application written by the organization
should cover the name of the adoption organization, the name of the
adoption applicant, the date of the submission of the adoption
application documents, the reasons for suspension and the planned
time for suspension. The person in charge of the adoption
organization should affix his or her signature to the
3. The request for suspension of adoption should be made prior
to the issuance of the Notice of Coming to China for Adoption by
CCAA. Adoption application and related documents should not suspend
in CCAA for more than six months. The time for suspension should be
computed from the submitting date of the application for
suspension. If the suspension time exceeds six months, he case
shall be deemed as terminated. When the application for adoption
from China is re-raised, it should go through a complete processing
procedure as new application.
4. When an adoption applicant requests for restoring his/ her
adoption application within the time limit of suspension, the
adoption organization should file an application attached with an
application of the adoption applicant with CCAA. The application
written by the adoption organization should cover the name of the
adoption organization, the name of the adoption applicant, the date
of document submission, the time for handling the suspended
documents and the reasons for restoring the application. The person
in charge of the adoption organization should affix his or her
signature to the application. After receiving the application for
restoration, CCAA will vitalize and continue the suspended
processing of the application documents. The adoption applicant
does not need to register his/ her case again and to pay service
5. If changes have taken place with the adoption applicant
during the period of suspension of the case, the adoption
organization should timely notify CCAA and submit corresponding
Ⅳ. Termination of adoption application
1. Termination of adoption application refers to the request
given by the adoption applicant for termination of the adoption
application due to personal reasons.
2. After the adoption applicant requests for terminating
adoption application, the adoption organization should timely file
an application for terminating the adoption application attached
with the application of the adoption applicant. The application
written by the organization should cover the name of the adoption
organization, the name of the adoption applicant requesting
adoption termination, the date of documents submission, the reasons
for adoption termination, the payment status at the time of
documents submission, the name of beneficial person for accepting
refund, the name of the bank and the account number. The person in
charge of the adoption organization should affix his or her
signature to the application.
1. Service charges should be paid at the same time when the
adoption application documents are submitted. When a number of
documents in the same batch are submitted, one cheque should be
used for the payment. For documents of different batches, charges
should be paid separately. No advance payment is acceptable.
2. If the payment is made by cheques, the amount written in
capital letters and numbers should be identical and the person
giving the cheque should sign his/ her name. The cheque must be
valid within six months.
3. If telegraphic transfers make payment, the name of the
adoption organization and the name of the payer should be written
clearly, with a note specifying that the commission fees should be
borne by the payer. After the telegraphic transfer procedures is
completed, the original document for the telegraphic transfer
should be faxed to CCAA or the copies of the original document for
the telegraphic transfer should be mailed to CCAA together with the
adoption application documents.
4. In the case that CCAA returns the payment made by the
adoption applicant due to various reasons, the adoption
organization should timely and in the original amount return it to
the adoption applicant.
Feedback and registration
I. Feedback of the intents of adoption applicant
1. After receiving the Letter of Seeking Confirmation from
Adopters issued by CCAA and the materials of the adoptee, the
adoption organization should timely convey it to the adoption
applicant, and it should not delay it or sign the letter on behalf
of the applicant.
2. The adoption organization should timely feedback the intents
of the adoption applicant to CCAA and the time limit should not
exceed 45 days (with the date on the postal stamp on the Letter of
Seeking Confirmation from Adopters as the starting time). If the
adoption applicant refuses to accept the placement made by CCAA,
the adoption organization should mail back the letter together with
the materials about the child to CCAA.
3. If the adoption applicant does not deem the placed child a
suitable one, the adoption organization should timely feedback the
reasons and intents of the adoption applicant to CCAA. If the
adoption applicant demand a re-placement, the adoption organization
should do the coordination and explanation work well.
4. If after receiving the materials about the child placed by
CCAA the adoption applicant wants to know more about the child or
get more related materials, the adoption organization should
contact CCAA. It is not allowed to obtain information about the
child through other channels or by other means.
Ⅱ. Registration procedures for adoption in China
1. After the applicant has received the Notice of Coming to
China for Adoption, the adoption organization should provide the
applicant with necessary advice and assistance to get him or her
well prepared for the adoption journey. v 2. If the adopter
entrusts the arrangements for the adoption journey to the adoption
organization, the adoption organization should make proper
arrangements for the applicant to go through the registration
procedures and book the time for registration with the adoption
registration authority within the period of validity of the Notice
of Coming to China for Adoption.
3. The adoption organization or the adoption applicant must
abide by the rules and regulations of adoption registration
authority and go through the hand-over and registration procedures
within the working days and ensure a normal working order in the
adoption registration office.
4. Both the husband and wife should travel to China to complete
the adoption procedures in concert. If, due to special reasons, one
party is unable to travel to China, he/ she should entrust the
other party in writing. The other party should go through the
adoption registration procedures in China with a power of attorney
authorized and notarized in the resident country.
5. If an adoption applicant gives up adoption, the adoption
organization should, after getting permissions of CCAA and the
civil affairs department of provincial level, help to do the follow
up work well and should take the responsibility of seeing to it
that the adoption applicant returns the adoptee to the party that
placed out the child for adoption. The adoption organization should
submit a written report to CCAA on the matter within 10 days
starting from the date of the announcement of giving up the
6. In the case that the adoption applicant is unable to travel
to China to go through the adoption procedures within the period of
validity of the Notice of Coming to China for Adoption, the
adoption organization should timely notify CCAA of the matter. CCAA
may re-issue the notice. If the adoption applicant is unable to
travel to China to complete the adoption registration procedures
and the adoption organization has failed to notify CCAA in time,
the adoption case shall be deemed as being given up voluntarily by
the adopter and the notice will be not be re-issued. The child
placed for the applicant shall be given a new placement.
7. If, due to some special circumstances, the adoption applicant
demands for a replacement of a child for adoption in the process of
registration, the adoption organization should file a written
report to the adoption registration authority and do the
coordination work well.
Placement of special- needs children
In order to enable the special-needs children in the children's
welfare institutions to return to families as early as possible
just like normal children, CCAA has entrusted some foreign adoption
organizations to seek prospective adoptive families for such
children. The work should be carried out according to the
requirements laid down in the Measures of China Center of Adoption
Affairs for Authorizing Foreign Adoption Organizations to Seek
Adoptive Families for Children of Special Needs issued by CCAA on
March 29, 2002.
I. Contents of post-placement report
1. The first page of the post-placement report should be devoted
to the general information about the adoptive family and the
adopted child, which should include:
(1) The serial number of the Notice of Coming to China for
Adoption, the original Chinese name and date of birth of the
adopted child, the name of the social welfare institute that placed
him/ her out for adoption, the date of adoption registration, the
name of the child after adoption and health conditions at the time
(2) The name, current profession and family address of the
(3) The nationality of the adopted child.
(4) The name of the organization that submits the post-placement
reports, the date of family visits by the social worker, the date
of the home study report and the sequence number of the report.
2. The post-placement report should mainly contain the
(1) The health conditions, physical development and intellectual
development and educational situation of the adopted child.
(2) The attachment of the adopted child with the adoptive
parents, family and the community, the adjustments in work and life
of the adoption parents, and the method of rearing and educating
the adopted child by the adoption parents.
(3) The status of naturalization of the adopted child.
(4) Major changes that have taken place with the adoption
family, including marital status of the adoption parents, changes
in jobs, living environment and health conditions.
(5) Other matters which the social worker deems as necessary to
(6) General assessment made by the social worker.
Ⅱ. Requirements for the submission of the post-placement
1. The adoption organization that submitted the adoption
application documents to CCAA should timely submit two
post-placement reports for every adopted child to CCAA.
2. The adoption organization should send a social worker to
visit the adoptive family in the sixth and 12th month after the
placement of the adopted child and file the post-placement report
with CCAA within three months after each visit. If the adopted
child has not been naturalized one year after the placement, the
adoption organization should send a social worker to visit the
adoptive family every six months and file a post-placement report
until the adopted child is naturalized.
3. The post-placement report should be real, specific and
comprehensive. The social worker should prepare the report based on
the actual visits, recording faithfully what he or she sees and
hears in the family and reflecting objectively the changes of the
adoptive family after the adoption and the life and growth of the
adopted child. The social worker or the person in charge of the
adoption organization should sign the post-placement report.
4. Certificates of naturalization, such as copy of citizenship
certificate, copy of the family registration book, copy of the
passport of the adopted child, are required in addition to the
post-placement report in one of the following cases:
(1) The adopted child cannot be naturalized automatically in the
receiving country according to its law after his/ her arrival;
(2) The adopter has lived in another country other than the
country of nationality for more than one year;
(3) The adoptive parents submitted the adoption application
documents together, but only one of the parties traveled to China
for adoption registration.
5. The post-placement report should be meanwhile attached with
four photos together with captions, including group photo(s) of the
adopted child and the adoptive parents.
6. The post-placement report should be translated into Chinese
and the translation must be true to the original version. The
post-placement report should be printed in paper of size A4. The
sequence of arrangements for packing is the Chinese translation,
the original copy, naturalization certificate and photos.
7. When replacement or death occurs when the adopted child has
not come of age, the adoption organization should file a special
report with CCAA.
8. The adoption organization should cooperate with CCAA in
completing some special sample survey of the adopted children.
Contact persons of adoption organizations in China
1. In order to ensure a healthy development of inter-country
adoption, the adoption organizations should keep direct contacts
2. If a contact person in China is really needed due to the
demands of inter-country adoption work, the adoption organization
must apply to CCAA for a recording of that contact person according
to certain procedure. A person without a record in CCAA will not be
allowed to have a hand in the inter-country adoption work.
3. Procedure for putting on record
(1) An adoption organization should submit to CCAA a Power of
Attorney for its contact person in China. The Power of Attorney
should contain the name, sex, birth date, nationality, profession,
current work unit, and ways of contacting, limits of authority for
the work and terms of authorization and the signature of the person
in charge of the adoption organization.
(2) The contact person of an adoption organization should fill
out the Recording Table for Contact Persons of Adoption
Organizations in China and submit the following materials:
(a) Personal commitment letter;
(b) Copy of certificate of schooling;
(c) Copy of ID; and
(d) Three two-inch color photos of the recent period;
4. Requirements for work
(1) Abide by the laws and regulations of China and the rules of
(2) Love inter-country adoption, safeguard the rights and
interests of China and the adopted children and have good
professional ethics and qualities;
(3) Actively cooperate with CCAA and adoption registration
organs and do not interfere with the normal work order;
5. Adoption organizations should strengthen the management of
their contact persons in China, supervise and urge them to
conscientiously accept the training given by CCAA and accept the
views of CCAA of giving punishment to the contact persons in China
for their violation of regulations.
Points for Attention
1. When carrying out adoption activities in China, adoption
organizations should never seek improper profits and avoid making
inter-country adoption a commercial operation.
2. When carrying out adoption activities in China, adoption
organizations should be honest and faithful and never resort to
3. Adoption organizations should keep a good communication and
exchange channel with CCAA and do not spread rumors and refuse to
take rumor for granted.
4. Adoption organizations cannot select or designate children
5. Adoption organizations are not allowed to interfere in the
inter-country adoption work of the civil affairs departments and
social welfare institutions at all levels.
6. Adoption organizations should not transfer the qualifications
for cooperation with CCAA. If an adoption organization merges with
other adoption organizations or other changes have taken place,
they should notify CCAA in time.
7. Adoption organizations are not allowed to make the materials
of the adopted Chinese children published and spread in commercial
8. Adoption organizations are not allowed to make improper
publicity about adoption in China.
China Center of Adoption Affairs
February 1, 2003