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

Chinese Culture

Weather Channel International

Families With Children From China (FCC)

China Adoption, Dossier Preparation:

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services

Vital Statistics

Express Certificate Service

Financial Assistance

Tax Credit 

Show Hope

God’s Grace Adoption Ministry

National Adoption Foundation

Military Reimbursement

Bringing Adoption Benefits to Your Workplace

The Sparrow Fund


Health Related Information

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization

Hepatitis B Foundation

Hepatitis B fact Sheet (john Hopkins)

Adopting a Child with Special Needs


Attach Child International

Adoption Today


Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome

Post Adoption Services

Impact of Adoption on Adopted Persons

Currency Converter

US Department of State Country Travel Profile

Recommended Reading


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


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


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


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