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Q: Chinese Intercountry Adoption ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Chinese Intercountry Adoption
Category: Family and Home > Parenting
Asked by: bgmama-ga
List Price: $80.00
Posted: 11 Dec 2005 13:09 PST
Expires: 10 Jan 2006 13:09 PST
Question ID: 604467
Can you find verifiable information on the number of healthy infants
available for adoption from China?  I am interested primarily in young
children with no known health problems.  I have not been able to
determine whether all children living in Chinese welfare institutions
are available for adoption, or how many there are.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Chinese Intercountry Adoption
From: denco-ga on 11 Dec 2005 16:45 PST
Howdy bgmama-ga,

Having gone through the process of adopting a (fantastic!) little girl from
China, and being a researcher, and having done a modicum of research on the
subject, I don't know if there is verifiable information on this topic.

Numbers range from 500,000 to 2,000,000 children being in something around
10,000 institutions, such as foster homes, orphanages, etc. in China.  My
own research and experience indicates that almost all, if not all of them,
are available for adoption, regardless of special needs, etc.

From my feel on the topic, most, say at least 95% of them, would generally
be considered healthy.  Almost all them have conditions that come with being
institutionalized, so state of health has to be interpreted.

The number of these being infants or young children is a good question, but
some really rough numbers would indicate that possibly 50% would be 3 and

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher

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