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.” Hard work, compassion, and ongoing teamwork with our Chinese affiliates worked together in supporting the international adoption process. From this endeavor, Living Hope Adoption Agency was born in April of 1994.
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: obtaining necessary documents for Chinese government approval, obtaining a home study assessment, applying for immigration approval, travel planning, receiving your child in China and completion of the adoption process both in China and in the U.S.
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. Families in the Waiting Child program are matched through the CCCWA’s Shared List, CCCWA’s Individual List provided to LHAA by their adoption social worker, and through direct partnerships with Chinese orphanages. After a referral and travel approval is granted by the CCCWA families make one trip to China lasting about two weeks and the adoption process is finalized in country.