From a Christian adoption sight:
Beginning May 1, people will find it more difficult to adopt children from China. Xing Kaimin, director of the China Center for Adoption affairs, says the new rules will guarantee “optimal family conditions” for adopted children.
The restrictions are as follows:
I cannot believe this - does it make you a bad parent if you are overweight? Does it decrease your love for a child if you have a "facial deformity" --- It is appauling!
- Applicants should have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 40. This applies to both men and women. A BMI of 40 indicates extreme obesity, and according to the ministry, obese people are more likely to suffer from diseases and might have a shorter life expectancy.
- Applicants must be married for at least two years. Xing says that a “complete family” is essential for adopted children.
- Those who were earlier divorced should have been currently married for at least five years.
- Couples must have less than four children.
- Couples must be in the 30 to 50 age group.
- Applicants cannot be wheelchair dependent.
- Applicants cannot take medication for psychiatric conditions including depression and anxiety.
- Applicants cannot have a “severe facial deformity.”
- Applicants cannot be “economically precarious.”