family-china-adopt-faqQ: My husband and I, age 32, have always had a strong desire to adopt a baby girl from China. We have been married 12 years & have 7 year old & 3 year old boys. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer 2 years ago with local recurrence last year. Thyroid cancer has a 5 year survival of 100%. This year I am finally cancer free and would like to move forward with adoption. I do take an anti-depressant as part of my post cancer treatment as most people need to after having their thyroid removed. My heart is breaking over the new laws. Is there a chance for us to adopt from China with the new laws? Do they look at each case individually?

A: Unfortunately, China does not look at each case individually and your diagnosis of cancer and the antidepressants rules China out for you. Other countries would look at the circumstances of each case specifically and might rule in favor of accepting your family. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


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