As we near the 3rd anniversary of the halting of the China adoption program due to the COVID 19 pandemic, I have decided not to continue supporting the information available on this blog and in the Mine In China book. I have continued to pay fees related to webhosting and book maintenance during this time but at this time there is no indication that the program will reopen in the future.
The Mine In China book will continue to be available until January 1, 2023. The book has been better maintained than the blog and over half of the information is relevant to any international adoption program, so purchasing it before the end of the year is the best way for you to keep the information if you think you would like to refer to it in the future, or even if you have found this blog helpful through your adoption journey and would like to show your appreciation.
This blog will be available through September 1, 2023. If there are any changes in the China adoption program through that time I will continue to post here. And of course, if the program should reopen I will continue to host the blog and make the book available again.
I would like to encourage those of you who adopted in the time period between April 2016 and 2020 to continue to file your post-placement reports. This is such an important step that has a far greater impact than just on your individual family. If your provider has closed and you aren’t sure how to file your reports, please contact Holt’s Post Adoption Services for information. Holt offers support for families even if you didn’t use their agency. This includes adult adoptees who might have questions related to citizenship status.
Finally, I would like to express my support to all of the families who have a child waiting in China and have not yet been able to complete the adoption process. I truly hope and pray that both governments will be able to agree on a way for these adoptions to be completed. I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling, not being able to bring your child home. Please know that you are not forgotten.