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Notice to foreigners for their adoption of children in GD
Latest Updated at 2009-August-11 16:59:47

To make convenience for the foreigners to adopt children in Guangdong Province, rules and procedures on adoption registration by foreigners are enacted as follows:

1. Conditions of Adopter, Consigner and Adoptee

(1) Conditions of Adopter

a. Have no child

b. Have the ability to bring up and educate the adoptee

c. Have no disease that is medically considered not suitable to adopt a child

d. Have an age of over 30

No limitations for the person to adopt orphan, deformity child, or abandoned baby and child whose own parents cannot be found and who is raised by social welfare institutions. If a male person with no spouse adopts a female person, he will be over 40 years older then the adoptee.

(2) Conditions of Consigner

a. Be a guardian of the orphan

b. Be a social welfare institution

c. Child's own parents have no ability to raise the child

(3) Conditions of Adoptee

a. An orphan who has lost parents

b. An abandoned baby or child whose own parents cannot be found

c. A child whose own parents have no ability to raise the child.

2. Credentials and Materials Provided by Adopter and Consigner

(1) Credentials and Materials Provided by Adopter

a. Transnational adoption application

b. Certificate of birth

c. Certificate of marriage status

d. Certificates of profession, economic incomes and financial status

e. Certificate of heath

f. Certificate of having or having no criminal punishment

g. Transnational adoption consent certificate of the authorities of the adopter's own country.

h. Family situation report (including adopter's ID card, qualification and adaptability of adoption, family status and medical history of adopter, motivation of adoption, characteristics for taking care of children, etc.)

All credentials, certificates and materials of the adopter must be sent to China Adoption Center by the adoptive organization approved by the government of the adopter's own country. China Adoption Center issue the 鈥淣otification for Adoption of Children in China鈥 to the adopter and "Notification of Foreign Adoption"to Guangdong Provincial department for Civil Affairs upon approval of the adopter's application for adoption.

(2) Materials Provided by the Consigner

a. Copies of permanent resident booklet and ID card of the consigner (If consigned by social welfare institution, copies of ID card of the director of the institution are needed to be provided)

b. Paper certifies that the adoptee is an abandoned baby or orphan

c. Permanent residence certificate of the adoptee

d. Report on growth situation of the adoptee

e. Health examination certificate of the adoptee

f. Two-inch-sized color photo of the adoptee

g. Written consent of consignment from other persons who have duty to rear

h. Written consent of adoptee who is age of ten

i. Other certification materials

3. Requirements for Certificates and Materials

(1) Requirements of certificates and materials of the adopter

If a foreigner wants to adopt a child in Guangdong Province, he/she should entrust the government of his/her own country or foreign adoptive organization approved by his/her own government to pass on his/her adoptive application and certificate and report on family situation to China Adoption Center entrusted by the Chinese Government. Adoptive application, certificate and family report mean certified documents issued by authorized organization of the adopter's own country and verified by the diplomatic organ or organization authorized by the diplomatic organ of the adopter's own country. These adoptive application, certificate and family report should be verified by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the adopter's country.

(2) Requirements of certificates and materials of the consigner

a. Materials should be authentic, accurate and clear. No alteration of the documents is allowed.

b. Accurately write down the dates of birth, pick up and admission of the abandoned baby.

c. Certified materials of consent to consignment should be stamped with the official seal of the welfare institution as well as signed and sealed by the director of the institution.

d. Pick up certification materials should be issued by the local public security bureau, its content must include the name and address (or working unit) of the picker, the detail time and site of picking up, unable to find out his/her parents, and sent to be raised by the welfare institution, etc.

e. Medical health certificate should be issued by a hospital of Grade A at the third level or Grade A at the second level. Items of health examination should be complete. If the abandoned baby has deformity, the examination certificate and the disease and deformity diagnostic paper must state in detail what kind of deformity or location of deformity (location of deformity should have photo taking), and the degree of deformity. The above mentioned certificates materials should be done in one original and two copies.


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