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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Waiting Wednesday: Help us advocate for Laurel

By Erica Ho | May 20, 2020

Remember sunny, independent Laurel, who gave a speech to welcome our Loving Ambassador team to China and whose story we recently shared here?  One of our team members had more they wanted to share about this courageous, social young lady! “Laurel is an outgoing, happy girl who just turned 13 on February 19, 2020.  I…

Please help us continue to advocate for Peter

By Erica Ho | May 18, 2020

Some of you may remember Peter, whose beautiful, contagious laugh and darling personality were captured on video as he tossed a ball with one of our Loving Ambassadors.  Another team got to visit with Peter this fall and wanted to share more about this inquisitive little boy… “I observed that Peter’s personality was quiet and…

Twelve year old Wesson continues to wait for a family

By Erica Ho | May 12, 2020

You may remember Wesson, whose shy smile and sweet spirit has stolen hearts all over. His age makes this situation urgent, as he needs to be adopted soon to avoid aging out of the system. His story was recently shared here, and one of our Loving Ambassador team members wanted to share some memorable parts…