The Hong Kong program is a great choice for families living in Washington and Oregon who are open to children with special needs and to a wide range of ages. The Hong Kong adoption program requires families to have a completed home study before being matched with a child. All adoptions from Hong Kong are completed in accordance with the Hague Convention on intercountry adoption. The U.S. Department of State also provides information on this program on their website.
Some of the unique aspects of the Hong Kong program are a shorter travel time (one week), openness to families that are not eligible for other countries, higher quality of care in country, and more detailed information about the child and the child's history in general.
Considered on a case-by-case basis:
All applicants must be at least 25 years old and should have the following:
A strong desire to be a parent and to make a permanent commitment to a child
Strong family relationships. If married, a stable relationship of three years (five years if either of the couple has been divorced)
Good physical and mental health to raise a child (confirmed by medical examination)
Stable and sufficient education, employment, financial resources and accommodations
No criminal record
The fees listed below are based on two parents adopting one child.
Agency Fees: $7750
Application, parent education, Hong Kong Application (dossier) and other paperwork processing fees: $2200 -$2350
USCIS, Department of State, and IAAME Fees: $1695
Total home study and post placement Fees: $3800
Home Study ($1900)
Post Adoption fees ($375 per report)
Mileage fee ($65 per visit)
Additional mileage and travel fees may be incurred for families located more than 100 miles from the main office, or city center of Spokane or Portland
International Service Fees: $400
Total Estimated Travel Fees: $4450-$7950
Total Estimated in country adoption processing fees including child's US entry visa fee: $845
Total estimated adoption & travel fee expenses: $20,665- $24,490
A detailed fee schedule is available upon request