News! The method of collecting donations for the orphanages is changing. CCCWA sent out an announcement on December 7th, 2017 stating that the mandatory orphanage donation (35,000 Yuan) is now voluntary. This is an unprecedented change from past demands. While we are excited to see this move by CCCWA to make orphanage donations voluntary, we hope future voluntary donations made by families adopting from China will be enough to continue the progress that has been made in orphanage conditions and enable the poorer orphanages to complete the considerable work required to prepare a child’s dossier to get them on the adoptable list. Please note that there were some pieces of information missing from CCCWA’s announcement. There was no date given for when it would go into effect. This has caused some confusion among orphanages, and we have learned that many orphanages did not get the memo at all. We hope to also see a similar statement released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs in the near future. Small World wants to make sure all Prospective Adoptive Parents understand the critical nature of the funds donated to orphanages. Orphanages use the donations to improve medical care for the children and better caregiver child ratios. The donations provide essentials for the education of children and clothing allowances. Each child adopted today has been the beneficiary of the donations made by adoptive families before you. With that said, we hope our families exemplify the Christian Spirit of giving and make generous donations to support the orphanage where their child has lived. We are excited to share the announcement released by CCCWA. Please read the announcement below.
December 7, 2017
Government departments and adoption agencies of receiving countries,
It is a universal emotion of all peoples to care for the infants and minors, and it is a common practice in many countries for people with love to donate money and materials to child welfare institutions. Over the years, foreign adopters and adoption agencies have been actively donating to China’s child welfare institutions, which have played a positive role in promoting the child care level in the welfare institutions as well as finding proper placements for our children. In order to better regulate the act of donation by foreign adopters and adoption agencies to child welfare institutions, we hereby announce as follows:
Foreign adopters may donate out of free will to the child welfare institution after the adoption registration is finalized. The donation shall be made on a voluntary basis, the donors shall have the right to decide on the quantity, purpose of use and form of donation, and the two parties shall make a donation agreement. Adoption agencies shall not coerce or induce adopters to make donations to child welfare institutions against their wishes. If such case happens, CCCWA will suspend the cooperation with this adoption agency.
-China Centre for Children’s Welfare and Adoption