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What is adoption?

Adoption is the permanent legal transfer of all parental rights from one family to another. Adoptive parents have the same rights and responiblities as biological parents, and adopted children have the same emotional, social and legal benefits as biological children.

Adoption Service

The service aims to find permanent and stable homes for children eligible for adoption (including those with special needs). Adoption is a life-long commitment for every adopter. The best interest of the children is the paramount consideration in the adoption arrangement.

Po Leung Kuk, as an accredited adoption agency in Hong Kong, is devoted to finding permanent and stable homes for children whose parents are unable or unwilling to take care of them.

In December 2007, we started to provide Intercountry Adoption Service. We work in conjunction with four American agencies, one Canadian agency and the government of Australia, helping families living in these countries to adopt Hong Kong children.

On January 1 2010, we started the Local Adoption Service as well. We handle applications from Hong Kong residents to adopt the children waiting for adoption in Hong Kong.