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Registration of foreign adoptions

Updated: 2019-10-14


Registration of foreign adoptions


Non-administrative approval

Applicable laws and regulations

Registration of Foreign Adoptions in the People's Republicof China


1. Childless

2. Able to properly raise and educate the adopted child.

3. Not suffering from any health issue that could affect his or her ability to care for a minor.

4. Age 30 or above.

Supporting documents

  1. International adoption application form

  2. Birth certificate

  3. Proofof marital status

  4. Proof of employment and bank statement

  5. Health certificate

  6. Proof that the applicant has no criminal record

7. Official letter authorizing adoption issued by the adopter’s country

8. Personal informationID card, eligibility, disease history, and purpose of adoption

Application procedure

  The adopter forwards supporting documents to the Chinese Adoption Center through an approved adoption organization.

The Chinese Adoption Center then sends an Adoption in China Invitation Letter to the applicant, and a Foreign Adoption Notice to the Fujian Civil Affairs Department.

When the adopter receives the invitation letter, he/she arranges an adoption registration appointment with the Fujian Civil Affairs Department - and then arrives in China within three months.


Processing time

Three days


  250 yuan


Fujian Civil Affairs Dept


44 Gudong Rd, Gulou district, Fuzhou

Office hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday to Friday



Contact person

Jia Liqin

Complaint hotline

0591-8767-6233or 8767-6236


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