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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Family Story: Art Contest Winner!

By America World | October 19, 2018

We love hearing stories from families who have adopted and today’s story is no exception. When a family brings home their child through adoption, there are so many unknowns and questions a family may find themselves asking. What will my child grow up and look like? What type of personality will they have? Will they…

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month:  Meet Some of Our Children!

By America World | October 16, 2018

October is nationally recognized as Down Syndrome Awareness Month, so today we would like to take a moment to highlight some very special children in our China Waiting Child Program. Each year, many files for children with Down syndrome are referred to America World’s China Waiting Child Program and are in need of a loving family. Currently, there is no…

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You’re Going to Fly, Gracie!

By America World | October 3, 2018

Todd & Becky Bearden became a part of the America World family in 2012 when they began their first adoption process to bring their son Samuel home from China. Several years later, God moved in their hearts to begin the process again, which lead them to their beautiful daughter, Gracie. You can read more about…