America World is a Hague-accredited 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 children. 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…

Waiting Children in China

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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
Adopted by Design from our blog

Why do I do what I do: A reflection of Thanksgiving

By Erica Ho | December 3, 2021

As a staff member of America World, I often get asked the question, “Why do you do what you do? Why do you choose to work for a Christian adoption agency?” While this answer is certainly complex and I could say many things, working in a Christian environment in adoption is certainly a ministry calling…

Adoption Cost

“We Cannot Afford to Adopt!”

By America World | September 29, 2021

LISTEN HERE “But we cannot afford to adopt! Why is adoption so expensive?” We completely understand. Many of the America World staff has adopted and experienced the real struggle with adoption expenses. There are valid reasons for the expenses in adoption. From airfare and passports, to home studies and immigration, adoption is costly. However, we…

Olivia and Kira: Then and Now

By Erica Ho | July 27, 2021

America World has been assisting families with their adoption processes for more than 25 years. This means that we have gotten to see a lot of beautiful kiddos grow into adults. We love nothing more than receiving little cards, emails and picture updates. Watching these precious humans grow is one of our greatest privileges. Here’s…