While adoptions of healthy children from China are taking several years to complete, children in China can be adopted quickly if they have special health needs. Some of these health needs have already had surgical correction in China, others have not. If a family has a group insurance policy through an employer, pre-existing conditions on adopted children are covered according to federal law. Please consider if your family would like to adopt a child from China with a special need. Special needs range from cleft palate (both repaired and unrepaired), heart defects (repaired and unrepaired), missing ear (totally normal otherwise), Hepatitis B positive and others.
If you would like to receive a CD with a listing of special needs and the medical processes that will be needed to correct them, please contact us today for more information on our program. There is a cost of $5 for this CD.
When adopting a child with special needs, you are shown many children from our list, and you select the child with the special need that you feel prepared to handle. We are available to help you with the selection process and to give you referrals to adoption medical specialists. We are also able to take requests for certain needs and hopefully find a child for you. The medicals from China are generally very comprehensive.
All children adopted from China are screened for HIV, Hep B and C and other communicable diseases and are generally quite healthy except for the specific special need.
What is the timeframe for a China adoption?
After you have a homestudy and immigration approval completed (we will help you with all of this), you can complete the adoption within about 3-4 months