Suspension and withdrawal of the adoption procedure
I. Suspension of the adoption
If foreign adopters want to suspend the adoption procedure, they shall inform the China Centre for Children's Welfare and Adoption(CCCWA) through foreign governments or adoption organization that have submitted materials for them. The time for suspending the procedure is limited to a maximum of six months and if the suspending time is more than six months, the application will be dealt with as returned file.
II. Withdrawal of the adoption
If the foreign adopters apply for the withdrawal of the adoption, they shall inform the China Centre for Children's Welfare and Adoption(CCCWA) through foreign governments or adoption organizations that have submitted materials for them.
The applicants must indicate the name of foreign adopters, the time of submitting materials, the reason of the withdrawal, the account number and name of the adoption organization and other details. In addition, the notice shall have the autography of the head of the adoption organization or department.
After receiving the application of the withdrawal, the CCCWA shall return the adoption material to the foreign governments and adoption organizations that submit the adoption materials and return back a moderate amount of the service fee according to its operating condition of the materials.