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 Adoption: “Sarah”

By America World | September 13, 2019

Sarah is a very cute, energetic 2 ½-year-old little girl with big eyes, long eyelashes, and fair skin. Her caretakers describe her as a being very good and also very flexible. When she does her rehabilitation exercises, she likes to purse her lips and stretch her legs to the top of her head, as if…

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Family Story: A Sweet Reunion

By America World | September 10, 2019

We have the privilege of seeing God at work in countless ways as each family’s adoption story unfolds.  Today we’d like to share about two America World families, Kevin & Holly Seay and Todd & Becky Bearden, who adopted their children through the China Waiting Child Program in 2017 and now share a connection that…

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McHale Family in China with Son!

By America World | September 10, 2019

This is another exciting photo we get to share! The McHale family is currently in China adopting their new son, Isaiah. Isaiah is nearly 3-year-old and the family is preparing to return home later this week! Please keep the McHale’s in your prayers as they continue to bond as a family. Want to Adopt? You…