The government of Hong Kong shows a preference for adoptive parents who are ethnically Chinese. Parents of other ethnicities have an easier time adopting older or special-needs children.
For more up-to-date information on how to adopt from Hong Kong, visit the Hong Kong Adoption page on the U.S. State Department’s website. Get parent-to-parent advice and support in the International Adoptive Families group in our online community, Adoptive Families Circle.
Hong Kong Adoption Fast Facts
- 2015 Adoptions: 19 children
- Hague Country: Yes
- Estimated Total Cost: $15,000 to $25,000
- Profile of Children: Children must be between six months and 18 years old. 58% are between one and four years old. 79% are boys (2015).
- Parents Ages: Adoptive parents must be between 25 and 45 years old. Parents over the age of 45 may be considered for older or special-needs children.
- Family Status: Both married couples and singles may adopt. For singles, preference is given to those with special parenting skills (such as nursing), and those who already have a special-needs child.
- Travel: Parents should plan to make at least one trip to Hong Kong, and stay for about a week.
- Timeline: Adoptions are generally completed in one to two years, but it can take longer if the adoptive parents have specific requests.