Taiwan is a beautiful tropical country that borders East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea and Taiwan Strait. The larger part of the island’s inhabitants are the descendants of immigrants from the various provinces of mainland China, but in particular from the southeastern coastal provinces of Fujian and Guangdong. Because the different ethnic groups have fairly well integrated together, differences that originally existed between people from different provinces have gradually disappeared. About 360,000 indigenous people, the original inhabitants of Taiwan, still live here. The official language of Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese (or Guoyu), other major dialects like Minnanese (or Holo) and Hakka are also widely spoken. When you visit Taiwan, you will most certainly be amazed at the diversity of things this beautiful island has to offer, as a rich historical background has provided Taiwan with a multifaceted culture. The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. Taiwan is not a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). However, intercountry adoption process between Taiwan and the United States reflect the requirements of the Convention very closely.
Adoptions from Taiwan are conducted through a collaborative effort of a Hague accredited adoption agency in the US, the Taiwanese Central Adoption Authority (Taiwan Child Welfare Bureau) and Chung Yi Social Welfare Foundation (a licensed adoption agency in Taiwan).
To learn more about adopting from Taiwan, Please contact Liana at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 423-5780 with any questions.
You receive a referral of a child from Nightlight Christian Adoptions through Chung Yi. The referral will include a comprehensive social history of the child, and the current health and development of the child. You will be given an opportunity to have this information reviewed by a doctor who specializes in international adoption before you make a decision. Once you decide to accept a referral, you will be considered “matched” with the child. In most cases, the parent(s) travel to ROC, Taiwan for approximately 1 week to register the adoption with the Taiwan government and obtain the child’s U.S. visa from AIT (The American Institute in Taiwan) after the court proceedings have taken place. However, some judges may request that families travel to attend the court hearing as well, which will require an additional 5 to 7-day trip. There are also 3 regions in Taiwan that require an in-county fostering period prior to court, which will range between 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the region the child is in. You can request to limit your child referral excluding these regions if your do not have the flexibility to travel for an extended period.
Nightlight Christian Adoptions is committed to preparing families for the adoption of a child with special needs. We provide pre- and post-adoption education and information regarding medical resources.
Within 30 days of your arrival home, you must have a home visit by your home study provider. Your home study provider will prepare post-adoption reports and submit them to Nightlight at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. Then you will complete self-reports at the following intervals: 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years, 7 years, 8 years, 9 years, 10 years after you bring your child home. Reports for years 6-10 will be prepared and submitted to Nightlight by adoptive family as self-reports. These reports include your child’s developmental progress and pictures. This is a very serious commitment; Nightlight is committed to showing Chung Yi and birth families that children adopted by US citizens are healthy and well cared for. Compliance with post adoption reports is also required by The Hague Convention. Therefore, Nightlight charges a fee to monitor and process these post adoption reports and also requires families to pay for the cost of the post adoption report in advance.