What qualifications should Shanghai residents have to adopt an abandoned baby or child, whose biological parents cannot be ascertained or found, from non-social welfare institution?

     

    Q: What qualifications should Shanghai residents have to adopt an abandoned baby or child, whose biological parents cannot be ascertained or found, from non-social welfare institution?

    A: The adopters need to meet the following requirements:

    1)    Both the couple shall be over age 30;

    2) They shall be childless;

    3) They shall be capable of rearing and educating the adoptee;

    4) They shall suffer no disease medically deemed unsuitable to adopt a child;

    5) Both the couple shall agree on the adoption plan;

    6) If a single man intends to adopt a baby girl, the age gap between them shall be more than 40 years; and

    7) The adoptee shall be an abandoned baby or child under age 14 found in the locality, and his/her biological parents cannot be ascertained or found.