Deferral of Adoption Travel to China

Last Updated: January 31, 2020

On January 30, 2020, the Department of State issued a Level 4: Do Not Travel Advisory for China. The responses by Chinese authorities to the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation could cause great difficulties for adoptive parents as they attempt to conclude the adoption process and while they are traveling to, within, and from China. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens defer travel to China for adoption purposes and that prospective adoptive parents contact their adoption service providers to discuss future plans. 

Although Consulate General Guangzhou’s capacity to offer consular services is reduced, services to American citizens and adoptive families will be prioritized to the extent possible.  Prospective adoptive parents who are in country and who have completed all aspects of the adoption and documentation process in China should contact the consulate through their adoption service provider for assistance.