If you have any questions regarding eligibility for China hosting, we would be happy to help you complete a free eligibility check prior to formally applying with GWCA. Please contact us at 512-323-9595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Age Requirements for Parents
|Married couples/singles must be at least 30 years old to be eligible to host from China
|For married couples, there must be no more than a 50 year age difference between the youngest parent and the hosted child. For single applicants, there must be no more than a 45 year age difference between the hosting parent and the child.
|One host parent must be a US citizen.
|Each potential hosting parent must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.
|Couples must show a positive net worth (assets vs. liabilities) of at least $80,000. Singles must show a positive net worth of $100,000.
|Hosting families must have an annual income of at least $10,000/person in the household, including the hosted child. For example, a married couple with two children living in the home must earn at least $50,000.
|Families may not be eligible to host if any of the following apply:
|Current diagnosis of major depression/anxiety; consult GWCA for more information.
|Diagnosed with alcoholism within the last 10 years or any history of illegal drug/narcotic use or abuse.
|Major organ transplant/surgery within 10 years
|Diagnosis of cancer; consult GWCA for more information.
|BMI greater than 40
|If one spouse is completely healthy and the other’s medical condition does not inhibit their ability to parent a family, the family may be eligible to host. Please consult GWCA for more information.
|Current warrants or currently on probation
|Any use of/arrests for illegal drugs; any felony arrests
|DUI or DWI charges within the last 5 years, regardless of outcome
|Any arrest for a violent crime (examples: assault, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect)
|Couples must be married at least two years at the time their dossier is submitted to China (first marriage).If either spouse has one or two divorces, the current marriage needs to be a minimum of five years.
|Families with religious beliefs prohibiting any kind of medical treatment will not be eligible to host.
*Please note, if your family falls outside of these parameters and you are interested in hosting please contact our Orphan Hosting Team at email@example.com to see if we can find a way to work with your family.