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Updated : 2015-06-09

Adoption agreement should be concluded for the adoption of child in China

In accordance with the provisions of the Measures for Registration of Adoption of Children by Foreigners in the People's Republic of China, a foreigner who comes to China to adopt a child shall conclude a written adoption agreement with the person placing out the child for adoption. The agreement shall be in three copies, the adopter and the person placing out the child for adoption shall keep one copy each, and the adoption registration organ shall keep one copy when handling the adoption registration formalities. This is a mandatory obligation provided by law. At the same time, where foreigners come to China to adopt children, they shall come to China in person to go through the registration formalities. Where a foreign couple adopt a child in concert, they shall come in concert to China to go through the adoption formalities; where one party of them cannot come to China for some reasons, the other party shall be delegated in writing, and the power of attorney shall be notarized and authenticated by the country where they reside.