Adoption Agencies and Information for Hong Kong
Under Hong Kong law, children between six months and 18 years of age can be adopted. Hong Kong Social Welfare Department (SWD) statistics on adoptions indicate that the Social Welfare Department handled foreign 246 adoption applications in 2000/2001. Same statistics also reflect that most children available for adoption are five years old and below, and some of them have health problems or are disabled.
The government office responsible for adoptions in Hong Kong is the Adoption Unit, Social Welfare Department, 38 Pier Road, Harbor Building 4/F., Central, Hong Kong (tel: (852) 2852-3107.
CHINESE EMBASSY AND CONSULATES IN THE UNITED STATES:
The Embassy of the People's Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington DC 20008
tel: (202) 328-2500
For more information about adoption from this country and about adoption agencies that can assist you, please visit the websites below. Prospective adoptive parents are advised to fully research any of the adoption agencies they plan to use for adoption services.
Hong Kong: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
Bethany Christian Services
The U.S. Department of State: Hong Kong Adoption and Adoption Agencies
The U.S. Department of State: Authentications Office
Child Citizenship Act of 2000
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Foreign travel registration
*Footnote: The Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations of licensed non-profit international adoption agencies. All of the above adoption agencies are listed as members of JCICS.
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This site is intended as a very general guide to assist adopting persons who are considering the adoption of a child from a foreign country. External links should not be construed as an endorsement of the site, the adoption agencies listed, or of the information contained within the sites