China: Notice About Resumption of Normal Adoptive Formalities

06/24/2003

A Public Notice about Resumption of Normal Adoptive Formalities of Travelling to China

Seeing that the World Health Organization formally announced that it lifted its travel advice to China, and removed China from the list of areas with recent local transmission of SARS epidemic, the China Center of Adoption Affairs (the CCAA) decided to resume the normal adoptive formalities of travelling to China after giving a report to the Ministry of Civil Affairs and getting its approval. Hereby the related matters will be posted as the following:

1. From June 24, 2003, the CCAA will restart to mail the Letter of Seeking Confirmation from Adopters and the relative materials to the foreign adopters. Up to the date when the Letter of Seeking Confirmation from Adopters is signed and mailed, if the physical examination report of the adoptee does not reach its expiry of 6 months, the CCAA will not renew the report additionally.

2. From June 24, 2003, the CCAA will resume the issuing and posting of the Notice of Coming to China for Adoption to foreign adopters, the period of validity of the letter will be 3 months as before. Those ones issued and posted before May 15, 2003 will be considered as valid for 6 months with no new letter being produced.

3. The foreign adopters need to contact the adoption registry in advance before they travel to China to do their adoption registration. After the date being ascertained through consultation will the adopters travel to complete their adoption.

The CCAA would like to apologize to the involved foreign adopters for any inconvenience that was caused by the previous postponement of the adoptive formalities of travelling, and to express our gratitude to all the foreign governments, embassies and consulates in China, the foreign adoptive organizations and foreign adopters who have given us great understanding and assistance to our work.

The China Center of Adoption Affairs

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