Foreign adoption agencies serve as a link and bridge to bring children back to family. They are major practicians who protect children’s rights.
By the date of June 1st, 2005, there are 17 countries that have established cooperative relationship with China for inter-country adoption program. These countries include: U.S.A., Canada, U.K., France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Italy. In these countries, government departments and adoption agencies cooperating with CCAA total 135.
In February 2003, CCAA publicized a notification about implementing an evaluation system among foreign adoption agencies. The purpose is to safeguard the rights of the adopted children, to further regulate the inter-country adoption practice in China, and to guarantee a sound and orderly development of inter-country adoption practice.
Documents of the evaluation system mainly include Basic Requirements for Foreign Adoption Organizations in Cooperation with the China Center of Adoption Affairs and Provisional Regulations and Requirements by CCAA for Foreign Adoption Organizations doing Adoption with China. The CCAA has made annual evaluations on foreign adoption agencies with accordance to this evaluation system. For agencies with problems, CCAA provided recommendations for improvements; for agencies failed to meet the standards, terminated the cooperation.
It is our hope that all adoption agencies will faithfully fulfill the basic principle for inter-country adoptions, truly protect the rights and interests of the adopted children, continue to maintain a high level of standards in service quality, and exert a positive role in this field.