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Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan


China Adoptions

We work in partnership with Holt International Children’s Services to find loving families for children from China.  Holt International Children’s Services is a Hague Accredited Adoption agency and is accredited by the China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA).

Children Available   

  • The China program matches girls and boys with minor-moderate physical conditions 18 months-13 years at the time of placement (most families are matched with children under the age of 36 months unless they are specifically requesting an older child).
  • We utilize CCCWA's shared list to identify children for matching based on the age, gender, and medical conditions that the family is open to
  • Some children are designated to Holt for home finding 

Parent's Age 

  • Couples or singles age 30-49 at time of application (no younger than 30 or older than 49 at time of dossier submission in China).
  • Couples age 50 and older must be matched with a designated Special Focus child prior to dossier submission.
  • Please contact the China program for more details.

Length of Marriage  

  • Minimum two years marriage
  • Minimum five years if either parent has been previously married


  • Up to two divorces per spouse considered on a case-by-case basis

Children in Family   

  • Up to four children
  • If you have more than five children, please contact the China program before applying

Single Applicant       

  • 30-49 years.
  • No more than two children in the home and youngest child must be older than five at time of application
  • Can only be matched with a Special Focus or Waiting Child
  • If over 50, no more than 45-year age difference between child and applicant
  • Minimum net worth of $100,000 and annual income of $10,000 per family member (including the prospective adoptee)
  • Additional requirements for single females who live with a male partner

Travel in Country     

  • Required for one parent, although travel by both parents is strongly encouraged

If you're interested in exploring adoption a child from China, please fill out the interest form below and someone from our team will be in touch soon.

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