There are some final steps left to complete a Chinese adoption while still in China before you can bring your child home.
- Apply for a new birth certificate so that you can later apply for a passport.
- Then secure a Chinese passport and exit permit.
- A U.S. immigrant visa will be needed so that your child can enter the U.S. as a citizen or lawful permanent resident. After obtaining the birth certificate and passport you will need to apply for a U.S. visa from the U.S. embassy. After the Chinese adoption is granted, visit the Embassy for final review and approval of the child's I-800 petition and to get a visa for your child.
Learn more about the visa process.