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There are many Taiwan children waiting for their forever families. Adopt Abroad, Inc is happy to announce our newest adoption program.
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Infants, toddlers, siblings and older waiting children are available. The children are at least 7 months old by the time families pick them up. All the children are examined and tested for HIV, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis prior to being matched and referred to a family. Parents will receive all biographical and medical information available on the child.
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Adoptive Family Requirements
This program is open to married couples. Couples must be married a minimum of 2 years. Applicants must be a minimum of 20 years older than the child they seek to adopt. Adoptive family age preference is between 30-45 years old, with occasional exceptions. Families with Chinese descent are preferred. Preference is given to childless couples. Adoptive families can have other children in the home (maximum of 3).
Taiwan Adoption Process
At present the adoption process is estimated to take between 4-18 months after dossier submission. The Taiwan adoption process is administered through the Children's Bureau, Ministry of Interior ROC and a system of private and State run orphanages.
Adopt Abroad, Inc. works with various orphanages & adoption placing agencies in Taiwan. The Taiwan adoption process is unique in that in some cases the birth mother may be involved in the selection of the adoptive family for her child. The Taiwanese children available for adoption may come from foster homes or a government run orphanages.
The adoptive family will complete their adoption dossier and send it to Adopt Abroad, Inc. We will then forward this to our Taiwan representative who will search for a child that matches the request of the adoptive family. In some cases the birth mother will select the adoptive family. The adoptive family will then receive information on their referred child. If the family accepts the referral, then the Taiwan representative will submit the dossier to court and obtain the adoption permit.
The family must travel to meet their child and the adoption is finalized in Taiwan. As with all international adoptions, if only one parent travels re-adoption in the U.S.A. is mandatory.
Once the family arrives in Taiwan you will be met by our local representative. The family will be escorted by an English speaking representative through the adoption process.
Taiwan Adoption Travel
Visas are not required for U.S. citizens. Travel to Taiwan is approximately 5-7 days.
Post Adoption Reports
First year of adoption total of 3 post adoption reports are required (3, 6 & 12 months) are required. There after one annual report for the next four years. In total 5 years of post adoption reporting.
The people of Taiwan are officially Chinese citizens under the Republic of China government and the majority of the population are regarded as ethnic Han. The people of Taiwan tend to identify themselves as Taiwanese and citizens of the Republic of China.
Taiwan is situated in the Pacific Ocean about 160 kilometers (100 miles) from the southeastern coast of the Chinese mainland. Located about midway between Korea and Japan to the north and Hong Kong and the Philippines to the south, Taiwan is a natural gateway for travelers to and within Asia.
Land Mass: 35,980 km²
Population: 22,858,872 people.
Ethnicity: Taiwanese (including Hakka) 84%, mainland Chinese 14% and Indigenous 2%.
Religion: Buddist, Confucian and Taoist 93%; Christian 4.5% and other 2.5%.
Languages spoken: Mandarin Chinese is the official language, Taiwanese and Hakka dialects are also spoken.
Education: A 9-year public educational system has been in effect since 1979. Six years of elementary school and 3 years of junior high are compulsory for all children.
Major Industries: Industry (27.5% of GDP): Types--electronics and flat panel products, chemicals and petrochemicals, basic metals, machinery, textiles, transport equipment, plastics, machinery.
Currency: New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
Climate: tropical, rainy season (June to August)
Electricity: 110 V, 60 HZ as used in the U.S.A.
Visas: Not needed for U.S. citizens staying up to 30 days
Taiwan Children are Waiting for Adoptive Families! Apply Now.