The Chinese government is planning to implement new adoption laws that will include the following rules (from the BBC)

  • Each parent must be between 30 and 50 years of age

  • Only married couples are eligible

  • The total number of divorces/annulments per couple is two

  • Families whose income is derived from retirement, disability, or insurance settlement are disqualified

  • No family can have more than five children in the home

  • Both parents must have BMI’s under 40

  • Either parent taking medication for anxiety or depression are disqualified

This will rule out all Hollywood couples and most of the U.S bible belt.

One adoption agency in the US said that 25% of its clients could be affected but I am sure it would be higher.

China is currently the first choice for most American couples seeking to adopt.