After witnessing the plight of Chinese orphans and the vast number of needy children in China eligible for adoption, our hearts were moved to provide them with "Living Hope". Living Hope Adoption Agency was born in April of 1994 through hard work, compassion, and cooperation with our Chinese affiliates.

Throughout the years, we have provided homes for Chinese children who need a future, and we have done it with a level of care and compassion that goes well beyond one’s expectations. Our devoted staff is available to assist you throughout the process, from the application process to returning home with your child.

The average waiting time for a child referral is constantly changing. Please call our agency for the current time frame. Our agency will assist and guide you through each step of the adoption process including: gathering necessary documents for Chinese government approval, obtaining a home study assessment, applying for immigration approval, travel planning, receiving your child in China and completing the adoption process both in China and in the U.S.

china adoptions

The China Center of Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) oversees all adoptions. Currently, most adoptions occur through the Waiting Child Program. Both boys and girls are eligible for adoption in this program and are between the ages of 9 months and 13 years old. They may have minor correctable special needs or may have needs that require surgery or ongoing medical care. Our agency is blessed to have established partnerships with a few government orphanages in the areas of Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Tianjin, etc. Our matching and referral specialists work with the CCCWA’s Shared List, along with referrals from our designated partnerships. After a referral and travel approval is granted by the CCCWA, families make one trip to China that lasts about two weeks and then the adoption process is finalized in the country.