Taiwan Adoption Program
Taiwan lies between Japan and Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China. At only 13,892 square miles, Taiwan is smaller than Maryland and Delaware put together — but its lush and lovely tropical climate are very appealing! An enormous mountain range covers two-thirds of the island and includes East Asia's highest peak. The subtropical climate is affected by two weather patterns: a continental monsoon that brings cool, wet weather to the northern half of the island between October and March and an ocean monsoon that brings rain to the southern half between April and September. Most mainlanders live in the north, Taiwanese live along the western coast, and aborigines live in the mountains and on the eastern coast. Taiwan's primary exports include coal, limestone, and marble — as well as high tech machinery and electronics.
Over four-fifths of the people are descendants of Han Chinese settlers who came to the island in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries from southeastern China. The culture is a mix of influences that include aboriginal cultures, Taiwanese folk cultures, Chinese classical culture, and Western-influenced modern culture.
Alliance for Children has been placing children from Taiwan since 2009.
- Children ages 4 and up available
- Toddlers available occasionally
- Children are tested for Hepatitis B, HIV and VDRL.
- Families must be open to a child of either gender.
- Couples must be married a minimum of three years.
- Single parents are considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Parents must be under age 55 and at least 20 years older than child.
- Parents should be college educated with a minimum of $100,000 income.
- Families with no more than 1 child already in home are preferred.
- Couples must own their residence.
- Both parents must be healthy with no criminal history.
- All families are accepted on a case-by-case basis.
- Apply to USCIS for advanced approval to be eligible to adopt.
- Satisfy the laws of the state where you reside.
- Complete a home study by a licensed agency.
- Meet the eligibility requirement of the Taiwan Adoption Laws and provide necessary documents to the Taiwanese government.
- It takes approximately 3 months to obtain USCIS approval, complete a home study and prepare a dossier.
- Estimated referral time is given upon submission of dossier.
- Photo and medical of the child are available upon assignment.
- Two trips are currently required: First trip is approximately 1 week; second trip is approximately 7-10 days and occurs approximately 6-8 months after return from first trip.
- Photos and medical updates of the child’s progress are emailed to families during the waiting time whenever possible.