The process to adopt a child from China with a medical or developmental condition, or an older child, currently stands at 12-24 months from application to placement. A family requesting a toddler-age girl with a minor condition should plan for the longer end of the range. Families who are open to a broader age range, open to a boy and/or open to a broad special needs profile will typically get through the process in 12-18 months or less. Either way, China is one of the fastest and most stable adoption programs.
Upon your acceptance into the program, you will receive your Dossier Workbook and instructions regarding your homestudy. Follow the guidelines provided as you assemble your dossier. You don’t have to deal with this alone – you get our team in St. Louis and, eventually, our staff in Bejing to help you with any questions or concerns. Your homestudy worker will also prove to be a great resource to you.
You will travel a few months after you have been matched with a child and your dossier has been filed in China. You will be in China for about two weeks.
We will work together every step of the way.
Call Nicky Losse 314 812 1742 to talk.