As you continue dating Asian women, the time might come when you want to settle down and maybe even get married. One day, the two of you might even want to have children. Perhaps you move to China to start a new life together.
What happens when the topic of having kids comes up? Perhaps the two of you will want to adopt, but how does adoption work in China? As you know, dating Asian women is a little different from dating American women, so why wouldn’t adoption practices be different as well?
According to the laws in China (the Adoption Law of the People’s Republic of China, to be exact), foreigners are allowed to adopt both male and female children under age 14 in the country. The categories of kids that can be adopted include orphaned children, abandoned children, and children whose natural parents are not capable of providing for them.
It is important to understand that when a foreigner adopts a kid in China, that adoption must be approved not only in China but also in that individual’s resident country. The prospective parents must also have no other children, neither through birth nor adoption; be capable of raising and educating the child; have no significant illnesses that might affect raising a child; and be at least 30 years old.
As a foreigner, you’ll also need to provide a number of items along with your application for adoption including:
- Birth certificate
- Marital status certificate
- Certificates of property, profession, and income
- Health examination certificate
- Criminal record certificate
- A home study report explaining your lifestyle, family, and finances
Additionally, there are a number of other rules you will want to learn about, especially if you are serious about adopting a Chinese child. Good luck!