U.S. Government Information Sources
Last Revised: 2/28/05
- Contacting the State Dept. about
adopting from China.
- The State
Dept. China Adoption information packet is also available online
online. We now have a link to the current document on the U. S. State
Department web site. This is a good overview of adoption from China,
this lengthy document (29 printed pages!) details the current situation
and requirements for adoption from China.
- The U. S. State Dept. Consular
Affairs website. Has general travel related information.
Information Sheet from the U.S. State Department has the general
information about travel to China and any current advisories or
- The US Embassy in Beijing
has a website that includes official announcements from the China Center
for Adoption Affairs.
- The entire U.S. Justice Department document
Immigration of Adopted and Prospective Adoptive Children that
details the U.S. government procedures required for China adoptions.
Also available as a
file (note 2,580 KB file size).
- The U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services page with information about
USCIS procedures for adopting a child from abroad. This includes links
to other related USCIS pages.
- Adoption from China requires the prospective adoptive parents to
assemble a variety of documents. These include certified birth
certificates, marriage certificates, and divorce decrees among others.
These can be obtained from the
records agency, and authenticated by the Secretary of State of
that state. These addresses and phone numbers have been assembled from a
variety of sources. They are accurate to the best of our imperfect
knowledge. If you find that some of this information is incorrect,
please help us by sending corrections and updates to Laura Morrison at:
- Here in the link to the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services Website. Parents assembling
their dossiers may wish to check here to see if there are any recent
changes concerning the I-600A rules and fees.
- Here is the current info on
for a Certificate of Citizenship using the USCIS form N-600.
- The official US
INS statistics on numbers of international adoptions as measured
by IR-3 and IR-4 visa numbers.
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