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Taiwan Adoption Fast Facts

Discover fast facts about Taiwan adoption plus find links to helpful resources and adoption agencies placing children from Taiwan in your state.

Taiwan adoptionAdoptions from Taiwan to the United States are handled by the nonprofit American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). Children are cared for in orphanages; however, not all children in orphanages are adoptable. Some are placed there temporarily when their relatives are unable to care for them. Taiwan has detailed laws concerning adoption between blood relatives, and adoption in certain relationships is not allowed.

For up-to-date information, visit the Taiwan Adoption page on the U.S. State Department’s website. Get parent-to-parent advice and support in the Taiwan Adoptive Families group in our online community, Adoptive Families Circle.

Taiwan Adoption Fast Facts
  • 2013 Adoptions: 94 children

  • Hague Country: No

  • Estimated Total Cost: $20,000 to $35,000

  • Profile of Children: 62% of children are 2 years old and younger. 56% are boys (2013).

  • Parent Ages: Adoptive parents must be at least 20 years older than the adoptive child. For married couples, one spouse must be at least 20 years older, and the other must be at least 16 years older than the child.

  • Family Status: Both married couples and singles may adopt. Married couples must adopt jointly. Taiwan does not specifically prohibit adoption by LGBT parents, but same-sex marriages are not recognized.

  • Travel: Parents should plan to travel to Taiwan for at least a week.

  • Timeline: Generally one to three years. Waits are shorter for older or special needs children.

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