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The following list of links and books should offer a wealth of information for families who are considering adoption, or are waiting for their referral.  If you know of a link or book that we should include, please write us.


For general information about adoption requirements, waiting times for referral, travel experience, additional links,etc.the national  Families with Children from China website offers a great place to start your search for information.

For support from other families considering and in the process of adopting from China, you may wish to consider joining the  A-Parents-China listserv.

The Chinese Centre of Adoption Affairs, the governmental agency charged with handling adoption applications, has its own website.

Visit the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to find out more information and to download their forms.

Visit one family's website to hear more about their adoption experience.

Visit ChinaSpout TV regarding television programs about China.


Adopting in China : A Practical Guide/an Emotional Journey, by Kathleen Wheeler Ph.D.,  Doug Werner

Adoption Resources by Mary Watkins & Susan Fisher

I Wish for You a Beautiful Life by Korean Birthmothers, edited by Sara Dorow

The Lost Daughters of China  by Karin Evans

Making Sense of Adoption by Lois Ruskai Melina

A Passage to the Heart  by Amy Klatzkin (Editor)

Real Parents, Real Children by Holly Van Gulden & Lisa M. Bartels-Rabb

Talking with Young Children about Adoption by Mary Watkins & Susan Fisher

West Meets East by Richard C. Tessler, Gail Gamache, Liming Liu