China Adoption Dossier Requirements

  • Adoption Application Letter
  • Home Study report from a licensed adoption agency
  • Notarized reference letters
  • Certified copy of birth certificates for each parent
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate; Divorce decree(s), if applicable
  • Police clearance letter for each parent
  • Medical Certificates (form provided by Madison Adoption Associates)
  • Financial Statement (form provided by Madison Adoption Associates)
  • Employment Verification Letter for each parent
  • USCIS Immigration Approval (I-800A)

All of the documents above must be notarized, certified and authenticated. The dossier must also include:

  • Copy of Passports
  • 2 Passport Photographs with names written on back
  • 6-8 Photographs depicting family life
  • Inter-Agency Agreement/Licenses
  • Post Adoption Reporting Agreement

As an option to you, Madison Adoption Associates can provide authentication services at the State and/or China Embassy/Consulate levels for your completed dossier. See China Fee Schedule for associated costs. For local clients, we are happy to serve as your notary, free of charge.

Please note, detailed dossier instructions will be provided in the New Client Packet.