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…

Waiting Children in China

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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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Lunar New Year Celebrations

By Debby DeRosa | January 21, 2023

By Leah Rockey, Assistant Director If you have adopted from China or celebrate Lunar New Year within your family, you know that preparation for this year’s New Year’s Eve dinner and other festivities is already well underway. This year Lunar New Year will arrive on Sunday, January 22, with family reunion meals occurring tonight on…

Why do I do what I do: A reflection of Thanksgiving

By Erica Ho | December 3, 2021

As a staff member of America World, I often get asked the question, “Why do you do what you do? Why do you choose to work for a Christian adoption agency?” While this answer is certainly complex and I could say many things, working in a Christian environment in adoption is certainly a ministry calling…

Adoption Cost

“We Cannot Afford to Adopt!”

By America World | September 29, 2021

LISTEN HERE “But we cannot afford to adopt! Why is adoption so expensive?” We completely understand. Many of the America World staff has adopted and experienced the real struggle with adoption expenses. There are valid reasons for the expenses in adoption. From airfare and passports, to home studies and immigration, adoption is costly. However, we…