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    Hey all,

    I'll be moving to HK in a month's time. I've been thinking about adopting a kid in about 2 years' time. Does anyone know how difficult is it to adopt a child in HK? What's the process? I'm not neccessarily looking to adopt a kid from China, any nationality will do. And yes, I'm married with no kids. Not that I can't have a child, I chose to adopt a child

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    see my answer on the other forum....

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    Thanks....was just trying to figure out why are there 2 Caras...

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    Whats "the other forum"?

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    Cara,

    Can you copy your post here.

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    Posted by cara (2 days ago)

    you have to be in HK for 18 months before the social welfare dept will process your application... then you need to be here for at least 6 months afterward you are matched to process the adoption...

    fairly simple procedure to adopt from HK and you may not get a chinese baby...there are so many nationalities living in hk...

    i know many people that have gone through the process... and there are amny threads as well.

    Posted by sunniefaith (2 days ago)

    Thanks so much. I'm looking at adopting in 2 yrs' time. I'm not really looking at Chinese baby. Any baby and any sex will be fine. Are the babies local or from overseas? Would it be hard for the baby to have the same citizenship as me? I'm Sporean

    Posted by cara (2 days ago)

    you have to check with the singapore gov't as to how to get the citizenship approved. as far as i know, most gov'ts recognise adoption and grant citizenship to the adpoted child.

    the babies in hk are local babies, obviously, but there aer many nationalities of people living in hk, you many get ....chinese, philippino, indian, thai, or any number of different nationalities...

    i do know that most of the babies put up for adoption in hk are male though.

    Posted by tia (2 days ago)

    You also have to have been married for 3 years. Be sure that it is a legal marriage and not just common law in your home country.

    Posted by tia (2 days ago)

    http://www.afhk.org.hk/aboutUs.php


    HONG KONG ADOPTION AUTHORITY: The government office responsible for adoptions in Hong Kong is the Adoption Unit, Social Welfare Department, 38 Pier Road, Harbor Building 4/F., Central, Hong Kong
    tel: (852) 2852-3107, fax: (852) 2851-9189
    e-mail: [email protected]
    web site: http://www.info.gov.hk/swd

    http://www.swd.gov.hk/en/textonly/si...ossdistrict/#1

    I would say contact one of these departments and ask them what you need.

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    hope that helps....


    sorry rani, i saaw the thread on another forum and answered it... then saw it here a few minutes later and just too darn lazy to retype it all....

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    We adopted our son in Hong Kong and we didn't live here for 18 months. We used to live in China and I spoke to the person in charge because I didn't feel the reasoning behind waiting just to familiarize myself with hong kong for 18 months was a good reason for me. Anyway, they gave me the green light to start with the procedures and in exactly 9 months time we brought our baby boy home :)

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