China’s New NGO Regulations: How Will They Affect Chinese Orphans?

Adopting from China in 2017 may come with even more risks and hurdles than before—here’s what we know about the regulations:

For those currently considering or working to adopt from China, the following precautions may serve useful:

For some good explanations of the Overseas NGO Law, check out this analysis from CHRDC, and this one from Lawfare.

Have you experienced any difficulties in China adoptions? Has your international agency apprised you of any possible stumbling blocks with this new law? Let us know in the comments!



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