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ARC, adoption resources china, was formed to provide adoptive families living in China with resources.  The most common thing I have heard from others is, “When I came to China, I always wanted to adopt but I didn’t know where to start.”  If you try to find resources online or in the local papers or magazines, there are no listings for adoption resources.  As an expat, we are in a very unique position, and even our home countries though having to process the adoption, may not have had experiences in working with families overseas.  This makes an already complicated process much more so.

As an added level of apprehension, over 95% of children in orphanages have a medical condition.  The complexities of their conditions vary, and this further complicates the decision to adopt.  Recently, we have seen a decline in the numbers of international adoptions.

ARC Goals:

  • Assisting families in an effort to change the child’s forever future through early intervention to improve outcomes in a child’s physical, emotional, psychological and developmental growth.
  • ARC’s initiates the conversation with interested adoptive parents living in Shanghai, then provides direct support in reaching their goal. 
  • Walk families through the adoption process, from knowing the child’s medical condition, to choosing an appropriate agency, completing their dossier, and providing resources for their family and the adoptive child until the adoption is final.