7 things you need to know about China’s new donation policy

  1.  CCCWA changed their longstanding policy of requiring adoptive families to make a donation of 35,000 Yuan (approximately $5,500) at the adoption signing.  They made a recent announcement that the donation would be voluntary in the future.
  2. There is  concern among some orphanage directors about the possibility of a lack of adoption related funds in the future.
  3. There is no question that the “donation” has helped conditions in orphanages over the years.   Small World has been working in China since 1994 and seen the international adoption program in China grow and become the number one sending country in the world.
  4. After having several families process through the new system, we are pleased that all but 1 family decided to make the full donation of their own free will.
  5. We believe in order for the system to continue to work efficiently the funds for the orphanages must stay constant.  Though the donation is no longer mandated it is undoubtedly needed by many of the orphanages.
  6. In an attempt to provide a workable choice for our clients.   At this point Small World will continue to collect from clients and wire the full donation amount so that the funds are available in China and our clients are able to donate the full amount if they desire.  If they decide not to give the full donation, Small World will refund the remaining amount in accordance with our refund policy.
  7. It is a blessing to partner with Christian brothers and sisters in our imperative of making orphans into sons and daughters! James 1:27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction…..