China International Adoption Changes Have Families In Tears

China international adoption requirements have changed yet again. Unfortunately this has left some families emotionally distraught. In the case of Myka Stauffer, it was heartbreaking news since her family would no longer qualify. Myka was incredibly worried she would lose her son, Huxley.

China’s latest update to their adoption policies include: a family must not have more than five children, families have to wait a full year after one adoption before applying, only one child can be adopted, and the youngest child in the home cannot be under three years old. Myka’s family happens to have a little one under three.

You can read more about the changes here.

Fortunately, Myka’s family was able to be grandfathered in. Huxley is going to be home with the Stauffers soon! But this turmoil is fairly normal when pursuing an international adoption. China international adoption requirements changes seemingly on a whim, and that means any country could do the same. Stay updated on the happenings in your country and best of luck to you on your international adoption journey.

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Crystal started in the adoption community as an intern for From there she became the content manager, and has recently moved to become a content specialist. Crystal has been touched by the hundreds of articles she's read and edited from all members of the adoption triad. In her free time she loves to spend too much time on Instagram, hike around Oregon, and hang out with her husband. Show her pictures of your puppies or share some salt and vinegar chips with her, and you've got a friend for life.

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