Adoption Agencies and Information for Hong Kong
Our Agency, Adoption Services, Inc. can help you with a domestic adoption, but we are no longer doing international adoptions due to problems that can occur in any international adoption. We are a fully licensed non-profit adoption agency that helps birth parents and families living in any state in the U.S. and we can also help U.S. citizens living in any foreign country. Since our founding in 1985, we have worked with thousands of birth parents and adopting families from all over the world and our overall satisfaction rating is excellent. We are committed to putting your needs first and to helping you in every way possible. Feel free to contact us or call (toll-free 1(800)943-0400) if you have any questions or if you want our guidance or help. All calls are confidential and there is never any obligation or cost to you for our help.
Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
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
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.