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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Gotcha Day Defined: A Family Story

By America World | November 1, 2018

One year ago, the Linthavong family returned home from China with their adorable son, Luke. They recently celebrated their one-year-mark as a family and share the following story. Thank you, Kanhka and Olivia, for giving us a peek inside your story! We first met Luke on October 15th.  He officially became a part of our family…

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month: A Family Story

By America World | October 31, 2018

October is nationally recognized as Down Syndrome Awareness Month, so today we would like to take a moment to highlight the Amick family and their story about how God orchestrated their two adoptions from China! Our adoption journey began several years before we welcomed a child home. After our third biological child was born, we…

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China Waiting Child Update: “Ace” Needs a Family

By America World | October 31, 2018

Today we want to re-highlight a 13-year-old who we call “Ace.” He needs our help in advocating for him to find his forever family before his birthday on April 19th, 2019, when he will be aging out of the China adoption system. His caregivers describe Ace as a very easy going, gentle boy that loves…