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 Adoption Story: The Forry Family

By America World | December 10, 2018

Adoption 2-1/2 Years Later… Liam became a member of the Forry family in June of 2016.  Soon after arriving home, his family shared about their adoption journey as they celebrated their first month of having Liam home. You can read more about their adoption journey here. Now fast forward 2 ½ years, Liam is now 11-years-old…

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Welcome Home, China Families!

By America World | December 5, 2018

Our America World China team shared the news that these families, who are in Guangzhou, China right now, are preparing to make their trip back home to the U.S!  We are so excited for these families as they arrive home this week and begin settling in as a new family. Please pray for them and…

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The Greatest Special Need: A Family Story & Advocacy

By America World | November 21, 2018

  Earlier this year, the Harvey family met their son Bowen for the very first time. Although it’s only been 5 months, Bowen’s mother, Angie, shared that he has transitioned so well and that it feels like he has always been a part of their family. For families considering adoption of children with Down syndrome…