Taiwan Applicant Criteria

With the support of Taiwanese child welfare foundations: Chung Yi Social Welfare Foundation, and Cathwel Services, Gladney is able to work with families interested in adopting from Taiwan.   All families will be considered on a case by case basis.

At this time, Gladney’s Chung Yi program is primarily open to families interested in adopting younger children, aged 3-5 years, with special medical or physical needs or children over the age of 5 years, and sibling groups. The Cathwel program is primarily open to families interested in adopting children, aged 3-5 years, with special medical or physical needs or children over the age of 5 years, and sibling groups.

All families will be considered on a case by case basis and should meet the following criteria.

Marriage:

  • Married heterosexual couples
  • Must be married a minimum of 2 years (in some cases must be married a minimum of 5 years, or prove committed relationship for 5 years)
  • Only 1 divorce per adoptive parent

Age:

  • Must be between 25-50 years old
  • Must be at least 20 years older than the child to be adopted

Children at Home:

  • There must be no more 3 children already in the home

Finances:

  • Combined annual income must be at least $80,000
  • Net Worth must be at least $80,000

Health:

  • Must be healthy or have only minor health concerns

Education:

  • Minimum of high school education or GED/vocational equivalent

Citizenship:

  • At least one applicant must be a US citizen

History:

  • No alcohol abuse within the past ten years; no history of drug abuse
  • No history of child abuse, sexual abuse, or domestic violence
  • No criminal violations within the past ten years
     

To learn more about adopting from Taiwan, please request one of Gladney's free, comprehensive Adoption Information Packets. Make your request on-line or by calling 212-868-3434 or 1-800-INT-ADOP.
 

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