Hong Kong, meaning “Fragrant Harbor,” is a city located at the southeast coast of China. Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers in the world, doubling that of New York City.
HONG KONG ADOPTION PROGRAM
All Blessings International, Inc., is an approved agency and proud to partner with International Social Services of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong adoption program is a great option for families with resources available to parent children with special needs. Hong Kong is a signatory to the Hague Treaty for Inter-country Adoptions, meaning that a very high standard of ethics and supervision is applied to all adoptions.
The Hong Kong Social Welfare Department requires that ABI have an approved agreement with the adoptive family’s home study agency before they will accept the approved home study for a family. ABI currently has approval to work with agencies in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. If you reside in one of the states listed, please contact us directly for more information about the approved agency within your state. Although ABI can apply for approval for any Hague accredited home study agency chosen by you, expect an additional six months to be added to the waiting process.
Adoptive Parent Qualifications
- All parents must be between ages 25 and 55
- Couples must have been married for at least 3 years
- Previous divorces must be discussed with a social worker
- A minimum income of $30,000 annually is required for families of three (including the child to be adopted)
- Single women with adequate support and child care can apply
Timeline and Travel
Referral and Adoption Process
The second step is to file your Immigration and Naturalization Paperwork: the I-800A. Then you will work with our staff to prepare your Dossier. The Dossier is a compilation of documents that require various seals at different levels of government. Once your Dossier is ready to submit, your documents will be reviewed and prepared to enter the system.
The current wait time for a child from Hong Kong varies based on the age and gender of child requested. Referral information includes as much detail as we receive from our overseas counterparts, including photographs with medical and social history. Updated medical and photo information will be available from International Social Services.
Children from Hong Kong enter the United States under the guardianship of ABI. After the 6-month post-placement report is received and favorable, ABI will grant a Consent to Adopt so that the family may finalize in their state of residence. Reports following a child’s placement for adoption are required to be completed by a licensed adoption agency (typically the same one that conducted the home study) at 1, 6, and 12 months following placement. Six photos are to be included with each report. These are sent by ABI to Hong Kong.