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Hong Kong

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Chinese and English are Hong Kong’s two official languages. The Cantonese dialect is the most commonly spoken language in the territory. The unique blend of Eastern and Western influences, complimented by diverse attractions and stunning countryside, has made Hong Kong one of Asia’s prime tourist destinations. Dillon International was approved to place children from Hong Kong with U.S. families in 2009.

Partner Agency: Dillon International has been chosen to partner with Mother’s Choice to help find families for children with special needs from Hong Kong. Mother’s Choice was founded in 1987 by a small group of people concerned with the plight of Hong Kong’s unwed, teenage mothers facing a crisis pregnancy. Since the inception of Mother’s Choice in 1987, over 26,000 girls have been helped. Since 1993, Mother’s Choice has extended its services to helping children who are in need of foster care and small group homes. All of the children placed for intercountry adoption have special needs.

Children Eligible for Adoption from this Program:
• Children with Down syndrome
• Children with developmental delays requiring lifelong care
• Older school-aged children and adolescents

FAMILY REQUIREMENTS

 

Parents’ Ages

  • 25–50 years of age for heterosexual married couples
  • 25-50 for single heterosexual women and men, who will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Age exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis, if adopting an older child.

Length of Marriage

  • Couples married at least 3 years for first marriage. A minimum of 5 years is preferred for a second marriage.

Residence

  • All 50 states

Income

  • Minimum annual income of $30,000
  • Must meet 125% of the U.S. poverty income guidelines for a family of their size, including the child to be adopted.

Child’s Gender

  • Families may choose the gender of their child.

Travel

  • Families are encouraged to travel, but escorting is available.
  • One trip of 5-7 days.

Post-Placement

  • 3 post-placement reports due at 1, 3, and 6 months (unless state of residence requires more)

Timeline

  • Application: 2-3 months
  • Home study: 2-3 months
  • USCIS and dossier: 2-3 months
  • Referral: 3-6+ months
  • Child’s arrival: 8-9+ months
  • Total timeframe: 17-24+ months

Want to see how this compares to other countries’ requirements? Look at our country comparison chart.

Learn even more in the Adoption Guide.

 

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