In order to practically ensure the lawful rights and interests
of adopted Chinese children, foreign adoption organizations in
cooperation with CCAA should meet with the following basic
I. They shall put the interests of
adopted Chinese children in the first and foremost place.
They must honor the basic principles of the Convention on the
Rights of Children and the Convention on Protection of Children and
Cooperation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption, fully recognize
the fact that children should be in a family environment full of
happiness, love and understanding, and choose optimal families in
the best interests of adopted Chinese children.
Ⅱ. They must abide by the related laws and regulations of China
and the regulations and requirements of CCAA.
They must abide by the Adoption Law of the People's Republic of
China, the Measure for Registration of Adoption of Children by
Foreigners in the People's Republic of China and other related laws
and regulations; they must observe the regulations of competent
governmental departments, and the regulations and requirements of
CCAA and offer active cooperation with CCAA.
Ⅲ. They must be adoption organizations entrusted by their
They have the Power of Attorney authorized by their governmental
departments for adopting children in china. The Power of Attorney
must be within its valid time limit. The American adoption agencies
must currently and provisionally possess an effective license
approved for inter-country adoption by the governmental
Ⅳ. They must be non-profit organizations.
They must be non-profit charity organizations approved by their
governments. They should require reasonable payments and have no
improper financial and other gains associated with inter-country
adoption. Adoption organizations in the United States must be
non-profit organizations with the legal status of 501 (C) 3 as
approved by the American Internal Revenue Service.
Ⅴ. They must have experiences with a certain scale for
They must have experience of international adoption services;
and they must be capable of handling over ten (ten inclusive)
adoption cases from China for each year; they must have other
children and family service programs other than adoption.
Ⅵ. They must be able to provide a complete range of
international adoption services.
The services mainly include:
1. They must have a standard working procedure and standard
China adoption procedure, and be able to guarantee that the related
adoption policies and regulations from China are conveyed to
adopters smoothly, truly and accurately.
2. They can provide pre-adoption training, adoption guidance and
related consulting services for adopters and assist adopters to
make pre-adoption preparations.
3. They can make home study of adoption families and complete
home study reports. If provided by the laws of their countries that
adoption organizations are not responsible for home study or for
completing home study reports, they should assist adopters to make
good home study reports.
4. They can provide post-adoption services to families adopting
Chinese children and make true and timely post-adoption feedback
reports for CCAA.
5. They could take active measures to protect the interests of
the adoptees, while the adopters were not able to continue the
nurture of the adoptees, till the adoptees were replaced
Ⅶ. They must have stable and sound organizational setup.
They must have stable and formal offices and a sound
organizational setup, with clear division of functions and
responsibilities of the board of directors and executive
Ⅷ. They must have a professional team specialized in
The staff of adoption agencies should have been well educated
and they should have professional knowledge and experience for
families and children's services.
(China-ccaa.org October 16, 2006)