Here are five facts about adopting a child waiting for a family in Taiwan!
- Taiwan has a very strong child welfare system that first seeks to reunite children with their birth families or unite them with an adoptive family in Taiwan before pursuing international adoption. But for many children, international adoption truly remains the best route to a stable, loving family.
- The children who need families in Taiwan are boys and girls typically between 2-8 years old, though some children younger than 2 and as old as 15 also need families. Children have varying degrees of special circumstances, ranging from developmental delays and minor medical needs to complex family backgrounds or being part of a sibling set.
- Adoptive parents must be between 30-48 years old, though parents as young as 25 may be considered. Parents must also be married at least three years at the time of application. Single applicants are accepted on a case-by-case basis for children featured on the Taiwan waiting child photolisting.
- While in Taiwan, children waiting to join adoptive families reside in specialized childcare facilities or foster care where they receive the highest quality of care and therapeutic services. Because children are in the care of our local partners, their medical records are also very detailed and thorough.
- Children waiting for adoptive families in Taiwan come from complicated birth parent situations. The social service system in Taiwan is very proactive in making sure each child is in a secure and stable environment. Adoptive families also receive detailed information about their child’s birth parents and family history, which will be tremendously helpful to your child down the road.
For more information about adopting a child through Holt’s Taiwan program, contact Holt’s adoption service specialists at email@example.com or 888-355-HOLT!