China

Helpful Resources for Adoption from China

There are numerous resources available to parents who have a Chinese child or are interested in adopting from China. For your convenience we have provided some of them below:

General Information about China:

China General Information
www.Chinatoday.com

Chinese Culture
chineseculture.about.com

Weather Channel International
www.weather.com/common/welcomepage/_world.html?from=globalnav

Families With Children From China (FCC)
www.fwcc.org

China Adoption, Dossier Preparation:

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services
www.uscis.gov

Vital Statistics
www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm

Express Certificate Service
www.vitalchek.com

Financial Assistance

Tax Credit
http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607.html 

Show Hope
www.showhope.org

God’s Grace Adoption Ministry
www.ggam.org

National Adoption Foundation
www.nafadopt.org

Military Reimbursement
http://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers/payentitlements/adoptionreimbursement.html

Bringing Adoption Benefits to Your Workplace
www.adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org/employers.asp

The Sparrow Fund
www.sparrow-fund.org

Resources4Adoption
www.resources4adoption.com

Health Related Information

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
www.cdc.gov

World Health Organization
www.who.int/en/

Hepatitis B Foundation
www.hepb.org/

Hepatitis B fact Sheet (john Hopkins)
www.hopkins-id.edu/diseases/hepatitis/hbv_faq.html

Adopting a Child with Special Needs
www.adoptspecialneeds.org

Other

Attach Child International
www.attach-china.org/

Adoption Today
www.adoptinfo.net/bonding.html

Attach
www.attach.org/

Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome
www.adopting.org/pads.html

Post Adoption Services
https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/postplacement/

Impact of Adoption on Adopted Persons
https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/adopt-people/

Currency Converter
www.xe.com/currencyconverter

US Department of State Country Travel Profile
travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1135.html

Recommended Reading

BOOKS ON CHINA:

Bound Feet and Western Dress
Pang-Mei Natasha Chang

Red Eggs & Dragon Boats: Celebrating Chinese Festivals
Carol Stepa

Wild Swan: Three Daughters of China
Jung Chang

Understanding China: A Guide to China’s Economy, History and Political Structure
John Bryan Starr

CHINESE ADOPTION-THEMED BOOKS:

When You Were Born in China
Sara Dorow

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
Rose Lewis

I Don’t Have Your Eyes
Carrie Kitze

Happy Adoption Day
John McCutcheon

Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies
Ann Warrren Turner

Over The Moon
Karen Katz

We Are Adopted
Benjamin Koo, Linda Walvoord Girard

All Kinds of Families
Norma Simons

Seeds of Love: For Brothers and Sisters of International Adoption
Mary Ebejer Petertyl

CHINA-THEMED FICTION FOR CHILDREN:

The Moon Lady
Amy Tan

Tikki Tikki Tembo
Arlene Mosel

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China
Ai-Ling Louie

The Five Chinese Brothers
Claire Hucket Bishop

Ling-Li and the Phoenix Fairy: A Chinese Folktale
Ellen Greene

The Story About Ping
Marjorie Flack

Chinese Eyes
Marjorie Ann Waybill

China’s Bravest Girl: The Legend of Hula Mulan
Charlie Chin

Mountain of Tibet
Mordicai Gernstein

OTHER CHINA ADOPTION BOOKS:

Lost Daughters of China
Karin Evans

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self
David Brodzinsky and Marshall Schector

The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family
Karyn Purvis

Toddler Adoptions – The Weaver’s Craft
Mary Hopkins-Best

Oriental Children in American Homes
Frances Koh

The Passage to the Heart – Writings from Families with Children from China
Amy Klatzkin
Talking With Young Children About Adoption
Mary Watkins and Susan Fisher

The Post-Adoptions Blues: Overcoming the Unforseen Challenges of Adoption
Karen Foli and John Thompson