Interpedia participates in the special needs adoption programme (sn-programme) in China.


  • married couples and single applicants can apply
  • applicants should be over 30 years old
  • duration of marriage at least two years (in case of first marriage, if not, the duration should be at least five years)
  • the applicant family can have biological or adopted children already in the family
  • good physical and mental health
  • stable income and at least secondary level education
  • social worker’s recommendation for an adoption of a special needs child
  • preparedness for rehabilitative parenting

Families are sought for children

  • aged 1–6 years
  • with special needs
  • all the children are foundlings

Estimated waiting time

  • during the past couple of years the waiting times have varied depending on the needs of the children in the sn-programme and capabilities and wishes of the applicant family
  • the estimated waiting time is approximately one year

Adoption trip

  • the pick-up trip (a couple of months after the child proposal) takes about two weeks

Our cooperation contact in China

  • China Centre for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA)


More information on China: Marika Elmeranta, Senior Adoption Coordinator, marika.elmeranta(at) or 050-919 5380 and Eija Kiiskinen, Senior Adoption Coordinator: eija.kiiskinen(at), tel. 050 469 9911

Adoptio Kiinasta


Read more:

Adoption process

Statistics (in Finnish)

Costs of the Adoption Process

Adoption info sessions (in Finnish)