America World is a China adoption agency and has seen thousands of families travel to China to bring their children home. While in-country, our experienced guides provide have navigated the adoption process for our families since 1994, allowing America World families to focus on their child. Learn more about how to begin your Chinese adoption below. With over 4,600 children placed into forever families with the help of a staff of caring, loving professionals, America World's experience in…

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China Adoption Timeline: 12 - 24 months average for waiting children
Children Ages for China Adoption: Boys/Girls, 8 months - 13 ½ years
Parents' Ages for China Adoption: 30 - 50* (* if both over 50, youngest parent no more than 50 yrs. older than child)
Marriage Requirements for China Adoption: 2 years (5 years if divorced); single women accepted
Estimated China Adoption Expenses: $31,000 - $45,000
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China Adoption: 14 Year-Old Boy is Now a Son!

By America World | July 11, 2019

Jon & Erin Peckham will be traveling home from China later this week with their son! They were able to finalize his adoption just a few weeks before his 14th birthday on July 23rd when he would have aged out of the adoption system. These photos were just taken and shared with America World to…

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4-Year-Old, “Daniel”: Down Syndrome Adoption

By America World | July 3, 2019

Daniel is described as an active, “sunny,” compliant little boy who gets along well with other children and loves to please his caretakers. He accepts simple instructions, enjoys exploring new things, and especially enjoys playing house and sliding down the slide. Daniel has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and is noted to be able to…

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“Tara” Aging Out of Orphanage in 1 Year

By America World | July 2, 2019

We shared about “Tara” in a post here back in March and April when we introduced this 13-year-old girl from our Waiting Child site. We continue to pray that God would bring a family forward for her before she ages out of China’s international adoption program at age 14. We recently learned more about “Tara” and ask…