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China: CCCWA Request for Adoptive Families

Dear Friends and Families, We hope you will be able to participate in a commemorative book which will soon be published by the China Center for Child Welfare and Adoption. This is a unique opportunity to honor the CCCWA’s service … Continue reading

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CCCWA update regarding post-placement requirements

The China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) has posted updated information regarding the Requirements for the Content and Format of Post Placement Reports.  Details are listed below and can also be found on their website. Adoption agencies should … Continue reading

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China: Single Female Adoption Notice

04/12/2011 The State Department has issued the following notice regarding China’s Single Female Adoption Policy (for full article please see here): The China Centre for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) formally known as CCAA (the China Centre of Adoption Affairs … Continue reading

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China Opens Adoption to Single Women

The China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) has announced that single women may once again adopt in China beginning today, March 15, 2011. Single adoptions, which once comprised over a quarter of all intercountry adoptions in China, will now be … Continue reading

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China: Mr. Lu Ying

10/29/2009 Joint Council has learned that after 8-years as Director Gengeral of the China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA), Mr. Lu Ying has been appointed to a position within the Ministry of Social Affairs. Joint Council extends its considerable appreciation … Continue reading

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China: U.S. Hague Accreditation Requirements

10/07/2009 The Department of State has issued the following alert regarding adoptions from China: China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) has announced that all prospective adoptive families will be required to work with a U.S. Hague accredited adoption service provider for … Continue reading

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China: New ASP Requirements

09/16/2009 During a meeting with the China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) on Tuesday September 15 2009, Director General Lu announced that beginning December 1 2009; all adoptive families must be registered with a Hague Accredited Adoption Service Provider (ASP). … Continue reading

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China: Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention Cases (Revised)

01/26/2009 The China Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) has proposed and the Department of State has agreed that beginning January 1, 2009, all adoption cases between the U.S. and China will be processed by China as Hague Inter-country Adoption Convention … Continue reading

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China: Possible Discrepancy Regarding Adoption Notice

01/26/2009 It is Joint Council’s understanding that there may be a discrepancy in the Department of State’s Adoption Notice: China, published on January 23, 2009 (see below). We are working with the Department of State to bring clarity to the … Continue reading

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China: Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention Cases

01/23/2009 The China Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) has proposed and the Department of State has agreed that beginning January 1, 2009, all adoption cases between the U.S. and China will be processed by China as Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention … Continue reading

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China: Electronic Waiting Child List

12/09/2008 Joint Council has released a listing of member organizations with access to the electronic waiting child list. Please note that this is not a comprehensive listing.

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China: Positive Ruling in 1600A Process

10/14/2008 Update: Joint Council announces a positive ruling in the I600A process. Please read our statement and the Q&A to frequently asked questions on the new ruling.

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China: 5 Ways You Can Help

10/06/2008 Joint Council asks you to join us in resolving an issue that will severely and negatively impact over 10,000 U.S. families hoping to adopt a child in need. This shortfall in the law, if left unchecked, will cost Potential … Continue reading

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China: FAQ Regarding Contaminated Milk Powder

10/02/2008 A number of infants in China have been adversely affected by contaminated milk powder. Joint Council has created the FAQs below to answer the most frequent questions. 1) Why is this formula causing problems? Infants have been sickened by … Continue reading

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China: Potential Adoptive Parent Information

09/08/2008 – Joint Council and others in our field have great concern regarding the one-time renewal of I-600A approvals and the impact on Potential Adoptive Parents (PAPs). Following is Joint Council’s assessment and statement on this very important issue facing … Continue reading

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China: Shaohannah’s Hope

05/22/2008 Joint Council extends its condolences to the Chapman family following the news of the passing of their daughter, Maria, one of three adopted daughters from China. Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman have brought attention to the world orphan … Continue reading

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China: Earthquake Update

05/22/2008 In light of the recent earthquake in China which has orphaned approximately 4,000 children, Joint Council has prepared a statement to share with families seeking more information. The document highlighting some of the key issues and concerns that prevent … Continue reading

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China: CCAA Regulations

09/05/2007 The new CCAA regulations concerning intercountry adoptions officially took effect on May 1. As expected, these regulations have begun to reduce the number of U.S. citizens who adopt from China.

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China: CCAA Criteria

09/26/2006 The Office of Children’s Issues continues to hear rumors and anecdotes from the U.S. adoption community and among prospective adoptive parents looking to adopt Chinese children that the CCAA intends to impose stricter criteria on prospective families. The U.S. … Continue reading

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China: Rumors Regarding the China Center of Adoption Affairs

09/14/2006 Joint Council has received numerous calls and e-mails regarding rumors concerning possible policy changes from the China Center of Adoption Affairs ( CCAA). Joint Council maintains its policy of publishing information that has been confirmed and will not speculate … Continue reading

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China: Matching Time Increasing…

07/06/2006 The China Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) has, over the past several months, been taking significantly longer to match prospective adoptive parents and children than at this time a year ago. From the Spring 2006, it has been indicated … Continue reading

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China: Adoption Procedures Resumed

06/23/2006 Following the World Health Organizations’ lifting the travel warning to Beijing, China, the China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) has resumed adoption procedures. CCAA had temporarily suspended adoption formalities on May 15, 2003 due to the SARS epidemic. Today, … Continue reading

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China: Our Letter to the Editor

03/15/2006 Joint Council writes a Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post in response to Sunday’s news article “Stealing Babies for Adoption” about the child trafficking ring in China.

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China: CCAA Addresses Matching Process

11/29/2005 The China Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) posted the following on their website (http://www.china-ccaa.org): Regards to the length of time period during matching process Recently, there are many speculations on the waiting time period for adoption process for inter-country … Continue reading

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China: Travel Alert

November 13, 2005 The United States Consulate General Guangzhou posted the following: Terrorist Threat for Americans in Guangzhou The United States Government has received credible information that a terrorist threat may exist against official U.S. Government facilities in Guangzhou. This … Continue reading

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China: Joint Proposal for Promoting Healthy Development of Children

10/20/2005 Joint Council sent a letter to the China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) in support of the Joint Proposal for Promoting Healthy Development of Children in China’s Welfare Institutions. The Joint Proposal states that through mutual effort all parties … Continue reading

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China: China joins the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

09/16/2005 China joins the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention The People’s Republic of China deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. China will enter into force and become a “Hague Country” on … Continue reading

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China: Joint Council Responds to China’s Tomorrow Plan

04/29/2005 Joint Council sent a letter to the China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) in support of China’s Tomorrow Plan. Click here to read this letter. On June 3, 2004, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that, effective immediately, … Continue reading

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China: Measles Press Release

04/16/2004 The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a press release about the recent measles outbreak in China. The CDC is recommending a temporary suspension of adoptions for children from the Zhuzhou Child Welfare Institute in the Hunan Province … Continue reading

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China: Joint Council’s Recent Events

10/03/2003 Joint Council recently had the privilege to host a luncheon for the visiting China Center on Adoption Affairs (CCAA) delegation in Washington DC and to co-host an Adoption Conference in Denver Colorado along with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption … Continue reading

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China: For Prospective Adoptive Parents Affected by the SARS Crisis

08/07/2003 The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) announced an interim rule to assist prospective adoptive parents adopting from China who were affected by the SARS crisis. The BCIS Director now has the discretionary authority to extend the validity … Continue reading

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China: SARS Crisis Has Passed

07/28/2003 The Adoption Unit in Guangzhou, China has announced that the SARS crisis in China has passed. The temporary policy that began in April 2003, which stated that only one parent needed to appear for the visa interview, has now been … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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China: Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Memo

06/05/2003 BCIS Memo The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) released a memo today regarding China adoption cases. If a family’s I-600A has been approved on or before June 6, 2003 BCIS will approve the form to another country … Continue reading

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China: Provisional Measures About Appraisal System

05/15/2003 Provisional Measures about Appraisal System for Foreign Adoption Organizations given by the China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) CCAA will be implementing an appraisal system for the foreign adoption organizations that work in China. They have recently released the … Continue reading

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