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…

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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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Chinese New Year with the Begemans

Celebrating Chinese New Year with the Begeman Family

By Debby DeRosa | February 2, 2023

Throughout our 29 years of ministry serving families and vulnerable children around the world, we have had the joy of linking arms with many incredible families and guiding them through the adoption process. However, we don’t always have the honor and privilege of partnering with the same family on each of their five separate adoptions. …

Irwin Family Chinese New Year

The Irwin Family Celebrates Chinese New Year

By Debby DeRosa | January 28, 2023

Today, we’d like to introduce you to the Irwin family, who adopted through America World’s China program. Below, Leslie Irwin shares with us how their family has celebrated Lunar New Year over the years and talks about special traditions they have made a part of their annual celebrations. While this holiday looks different now that…

Year of the Rabbit - Lunar New Year

Ideas for Incorporating Your Child’s Culture into Your Family: Chinese New Year

By Debby DeRosa | January 25, 2023

By Leah Rockey Does integrating a new culture into your family ever feel overwhelming? Perhaps during your home study or even after you arrived home with your child, you thought, “How can I practically integrate my child’s culture into our family?” I have received this question many times over the years, and I often share…