The children in Taiwan are usually in orphanages. There are three groups of children. 


  • Under 3 years of age: The first group consists of infants of parents who have planned for an adoption or who have abandoned their child.

  • 3-5 years of age: The second group consists of preschool children, most of whom come in to Chung Yi’s care when their parents can no longer care for them. 

  • 5 and above: The third group consists of children who are healthy and have generally normal development. There are also children with mild to moderate special needs such as developmental delays, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, premature birth, pre-natal drug exposure, and correctable physical handicaps.


Adoptive Parents


The eligibility criteria to adopt from Taiwan are: 


  • Applicants must be a married couple between 25 and 50 years of age to adopt. If an applicant is close to 50, or above, Chung Yi prefers the family to adopt a child over five years of age.

  • Applicants must be married for a minimum of two years before applying, and have not had more than two marriages.

  • Applicants must be in good physical and mental health. Applicants who have experienced depression will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Applicants must not have a criminal record that adversely affects their parental capacity as an adoptive parent.

  • Applicants are advised to learn about development and attachment issues, and must consider what resources they have to parent a child who has been in the child welfare system.

  • Applicants must be genuinely willing to accept, love and care for a child.

  • Not currently using cannabis.


Adoption Completion


Adoptions from Taiwan are completed in Taiwan prior to the placement of the child with the adoptive parents.


Relative Adoptions 

Sunrise also facilitates relative adoptions (the adoption of a child related to you) from Taiwan.


For more information please contact us.



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