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Hong Kong is situated on the southeast coast of China at the mouth of the Pearl River. Covering an area of 425 square miles, the territory is made up of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. The bustling, cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong was just a collection of fishing villages and trading ports when claimed by Great Britain in 1842. Under the unique principle of 'One Country, Two Systems', Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997 as a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. This arrangement allows Hong Kong to enjoy a high degree of autonomy, maintaining its own currency, legal system, political system and laws.
Chinese and English are Hong Kong’s two official languages. The Cantonese dialect is the most commonly spoken language in the territory. The unique blend of Eastern and Western influences, complimented by diverse attractions and stunning countryside, has made Hong Kong one of Asia's prime tourist destinations. Dillon International was approved to place children from Hong Kong with U.S. families in 2009.
Partner Agency: Dillon International has been chosen to partner with Mother’s Choice to help find families for children with special needs from Hong Kong. Mother’s Choice was founded in 1987 by a small group of people concerned with the plight of Hong Kong’s unwed, teenage mothers facing a crisis pregnancy. Since the inception of Mother’s Choice in 1987, over 26,000 girls have been helped. Since 1993, Mother's Choice has extended its services to helping children who are in need of foster care and small group homes. They also have a residential special child care center named Wee Care for serving children with special needs. Mother's Choice has their own adoption team who works closely with their partner adoption agencies in the United States and the Social Welfare Department in Hong Kong to find loving, permanent families for children with special needs. All of the children placed for intercountry adoption have special needs.
Children Eligible for Adoption from this Program:
• Children with Down Syndrome
• Children with developmental delays requiring lifelong care
• Older adolescents
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For information on Hong Kong’s eligibility requirements for prospective families, an outline of the adoption process and overview of the fees and expenses, please download our Adoption Guide.