- The single applicant may adopt one Special Focus child at a time, with an interval of at least a year between adoptions.
- Applicants must be between the ages of 30-55. If between 50 and 55, the age difference between the parent and the child being adopted must be no more than 45 years.
- Applicants must be healthy and without criminal record.
- Annual income must be $10,000 per family member, including the child to be adopted.
- Net assets must be a minimum of $100,000.
- Applicants must be experienced with child-raising or employed in a related field such as: teacher, doctor, counselor, etc. Experience with special needs children is important.
- Applicants can have no more than two children under 18 currently in the home. The youngest child must be over the age of 6.
- If the applicant has a stable relationship and lives with a male partner, the requirements of couple applicants shall be applied.
- The applicant shall provide her civil status certificate. As previously, unmarried applicants shall provide certification for being single and non-homosexual; divorced applicants shall provide the divorce certificate of the last marriage; and widowed applicants shall provide the death certificate of their ex-spouse.
Tuesday, May 3
As of March 15, 2011 single women can adopt a Special Focus child from China. The following are the guidelines for said adoption: