Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Program Information Sheet

Dillon International was approved to place children from Hong Kong with U.S. families in 2009. Dillon International has been chosen to partner with Mother’s Choice to help find families for children with special needs and older children from Hong Kong. Founded in 1987, Mother’s Choice is a loving organization providing crisis pregnancy counseling, foster care, group home care, and specialized daycare for children. Mother’s Choice has its own adoption team that works closely with its partner adoption agencies in the United States and the Social Welfare Department in Hong Kong.

CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR ADOPTION

• Boys and girls from 18 months to 16 years old at time of arrival home
• Children with Down Syndrome
• Children born with some other kind of syndrome, typically complex and requiring lifelong care
• Older school-age children and teens with no identified medical needs
• Sibling groups are sometimes available.

FAMILY REQUIREMENTS

Parents’ Ages

  • 25–55 years of age for heterosexual married couples
  • 25-55 for single heterosexual women and men (considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • No more than 50 years age difference between younger parent and child

Length of Marriage

  • At least 2.5 years for first marriage
  • At least 4.5 years is preferred if second marriage for either spouse

Residence

  • All 50 states

Psychological Evaluation

  • Not required unless clinically indicated

Income

  • Minimum annual income of $30,000

Child’s Gender

  • Families may choose gender

Travel

  • Two adults (one parent) must travel for one trip of 5-7 days.
  • Strongly preferred that both parents travel.

Post-Placement

  • Social worker 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: 3-15+ months
  • Child’s arrival: 4-6 months
  • Total timeframe: 13-30+ months

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

Learn even more in the Adoption Guide.