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…

Waiting Children in China

Pre-Apply for Free


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
down syndrome adoption

A Family for Drake

By America World | December 27, 2018

Last month, we shared a story about 2 little boys—Bowen, now home with the Harvey family and his foster brother (who we call Drake) who continues to wait for a forever family. This holiday season, we rejoice with the children and families who will spend their first Christmases at home together, but we also remember…

china adoption

The Greatest Gift

By Nick Trull | December 21, 2018

As we enter this season of reflecting on the greatest gift ever given, God’s son Jesus, our thoughts often turn and reflect on gifts we want to give one another or special gifts we have received throughout our lives that mean something to us. The Kaczmarski family recently returned home from China and Lauren shares…

china waiting child shared list

“Autumn” & “Robert” Need Your Help

By America World | December 20, 2018

Greatest Need? A Family Last month, we introduced you to “Autumn” and “Robert”.  They are two waiting children in China who have medical needs and some delays, but their greatest need is for families–where they can thrive. Please pray for them and consider how you can be a part of their stories by helping them…