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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Loving Ambassador Child: 5-Year-Old, “Fischer”

By America World | November 18, 2019

Fischer is a sweet, 5-year old little boy who is described by his caregivers as “lovely” and “smart” and who loves to play outdoors. His adoption file contains very detailed developmental and growth information that will be helpful to any doctor reviewing his file. Fischer is potty-trained and is able to feed himself. His fingers…


Update: China Waiting Child, “Ellie”

By America World | November 16, 2019

You may remember cheerful, beautiful, resilient Ellie, whose story we recently shared here: We have received an update on Ellie along with some captivating videos of her playing, singing, dancing, and reading in English and Chinese!  Though Ellie was being fostered as a part of the “Sapling Growth” Care Project, she returned to the orphanage…

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Ledford Family in China!

By America World | November 15, 2019

Phillip & Mae Ledford met their 2 ½-year-old daughter in China earlier this week! They passed along a few pictures for us to enjoy. Please pray for the Ledford family as they wrap up their time in China. This is such a special time for families as they bond with their children. Thank you, Ledfords,…