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 Waiting Child: “Aiden” Needs a Family

By America World | February 15, 2019

Aiden is an outgoing, happy 6-year-old boy who is healthy and loves to sing. He recently performed in a musical performance with other friends at his orphanage and his file contains video footage of part of his performance. He enjoys playing with games or toys with other children, especially when he gets a chance to…

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Happy Chinese New Year!

By America World | February 5, 2019

America World wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! Here are some things you may not know about this important holiday in China: Chinese New Year is celebrated all around the world. One out of every 5 people in the world is Chinese. But that stat doesn’t include the millions of overseas Chinese and people…

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China Waiting Child: Meet Sweet Little “Sophia”

By America World | January 31, 2019

Sophia is 2½ years old and is described as quiet, cute, and a little shy. She plays together with her caretakers and notices her reflection in a mirror. She understands directions but does not express herself verbally. She enjoys being held and spending time in the sunshine outside. Sophia was diagnosed with growth delays, Down…