In 1994, Gladney's first adopted child from Shanghai, China came home to the United States. Since that time, Gladney has placed more than 1,100 children born in China with families living in the United States. Now, China continues to be one of the largest and most stable international adoption programs.
The China Adoption Program of today, overseen by the China Centre for Children’s Welfare and Adoption in Beijing, focuses on finding families for children with a diagnosed medical need and children who are physically healthy and over the age of 6. Gladney’s established adoption program in China is as strong as ever! We have enjoyed working even more closely with adopting parents over the past few years. With pre-adoption training to prepare parents, humanitarian aid trips to benefit children in our partnership orphanages, and post adoption support to all family members, Gladney is proud to be a part of creating hope for children and parents.
Couples interested in adopting through Gladney’s China Program must meet the following guidelines:
- Married for a minimum of two years
- China will only place children with heterosexual couples or single women
- Each parent must be at least 30 years old at the time of dossier submission
- One parent must be a U.S. citizen
- No more than 5 children under the age of 18 living in the home
- The youngest child must be 3 years old at the time of dossier submission
- Some flexibility regarding age of child
- Express an openness to a child with a medical condition
To read the full list of requirements, please proceed to Exploring Adoption »
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