Wednesday, December 20, 2006

China Tightens Adoption Restrictions

China is planning to issue new, tighter restrictions on foreign adoptions of Chinese children, which would prohibit adoptions by parents who are unmarried, who are obese or who are older than 50, according to adoption agencies in the United States. The new regulations, which have not yet been formally announced by the state-run China Center of Adoption Affairs, are to take effect on May 1, 2007, and seem certain to slow the rapid rise in applications by foreign parents to adopt Chinese babies.

Read the New York Times article on the new adoption policies. (last visited December 20, 2006 bgf)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2006/12/china_tightens_.html

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