China Adoption Overview

The China program is one of Carolina Adoption Service’s oldest programs, and CAS has been privileged to walk alongside hundreds of families in this steady program. Ever since China opened its doors to international adoption, it has remained one of the top sending countries for adoptive families. Though the landscape and processes of Chinese adoptions have evolved over the years, CAS will continue to advocate for children in need of a forever family from this beautiful country. If you have any questions, please give us a call!

China Program Sheet

Program Updates

International Coordinator: Alexis Sullivan

Children Available: 1 to 13 years old. Children’s needs vary from minor correctable needs to non-correctable needs. Every case is different, just as every child is unique.

Travel Requirements: 1 trip to China lasting 14 days; only one parent is required to travel.

Adoption Timeline:
a. 1 to 2 months from submission of a dossier to LID (Logged-In Dossier) status with CCCWA
b. From registration to match with a child: 1 to 4 months for Waiting Children; 1 to 2 years for children with minor/correctable special needs
c. 4 to 7 months from match to travel to China

China Program Highlights

  • A steady and predictable program.
  • Many families are able to complete their adoptions within 18 to 24 months.
  • Younger children with minor and correctable special needs available.

dawn testimonial

“Working with CAS has changed our lives – enabling us to adopt the most perfect and wonderful boy.  It was a long road to get there, with two country changes and many complications that left us tired and discouraged. The team was always there to help us move forward, stay positive, and figure things out.  We are so grateful to CAS and can’t wait to return to China again soon.”

“Though we went through many ups and downs in our adoption journey, we cannot thank the staff enough for their patient persistence in getting us through the process and getting our daughter Lili into our arms. We could not have done this without them, and we appreciated all the personal attention we received along every step of the way to creating our family.”