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Child and Family Matters
June 19, 2018


All intercountry adoptions from China are processed at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. Adoptions from China currently account for more than one third of all international adoptions to the United States, making the Guangzhou Consulate one of the largest adoption units in the world.

For additional information about adopting a child from the PRC please click here to access Guangzhou’s Adoption website.

For the latest information on intercountry adoptions for adopting parents, agencies, attorneys, social workers, and adoptees please click here to see the State Department Adoption website.

General Information

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou’s adoptions unit issues all immigrant visas to adopted orphans from mainland China.  Please visit Adoption.state.gov to begin researching this multi-phase process.

China is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore all adoptions between China and the United States must meet the requirements of the Convention and U.S. law implementing the Convention. Do not adopt or obtain legal custody of a child in China before a U.S. consular officer issues an “Article 5 Letter.”

Our contact information is:

  • Physical Address: Huaxia Road, Zhujiang New Town (near Exit B1 of the Zhujiang New Town subway station, Line 3 and Line 5) Tianhe District Guangzhou, China
  • Mailing Address: U.S. Consulate General 43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town Tianhe District Guangzhou, China 510623
  • Phone: 011-86-20-3814 5000
  • Email: GuangzhouA@state.gov

Other Useful Links:

Medical Examination Information

General Instructions and Affidavit form

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Technical Instructions for Vaccinations, Tuberculosis, and Congenital Syphilis

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Frequently Asked Questions for Adoptee Families Regarding Tuberculosis

Common Forms

The following are links to forms and instructions for adoption agency and prospective adoptive parent use:

Non-Hague Adoptions Forms

  • Form I-604 (PDF 871 KB): Request for and Report on Overseas Orphan Investigation