Adoptive parents are permitted to travel after the Dossier is approved, they receive I-800 approval to adopt the specific child, and they have received a Travel Approval (TA) from China. The timing can vary, but generally takes 2-3 months after China issues your formal referral, or Letter of Acceptance (LOA).
China supports the belief that an adoptive family should be familiar with the child’s heritage. In addition, the initial meeting and bonding time can be difficult for both child and parents. It is important that both parents travel to offer support to their new child and each other. Additional paperwork will be required if only one parent is able to travel. Families may travel individually or in a small group, however, MAA will not delay your travel in order to create a travel group. Your total travel time in China will be approximately 12-14 days.
Our in-country representative will work with you to arrange your trip. You will be in constant contact with MAA staff, and will receive all of the support that you will need in order to have a pleasant, memorable time in China. We will work with you to ensure you see the sites that YOU want to see, adding any additional touring and cities you desire.