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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New Referrals Arriving -Waiting Child Applications Deadline- Monday, December 20

By Josh Miller | December 16, 2010

China program families who are considering applying to the Waiting Children Program (WC) or who are currently working on their WC application should be aware that the application and social worker recommendation email must be received by Monday, December 20 by 10am EST in order to be approved in time for the shared referral group…

China Waiting Children Program: November Updates

By Josh Miller | November 30, 2010

Congratulations to the 13 families who accepted referrals through the China Waiting Children (WC) program in the month of November! Many families with dossiers in China who apply to the waiting children program are matched very quickly with a referral, though the exact wait time depends upon a family’s referral requests. A family who has…

China Program November Update

By Josh Miller | November 4, 2010

November ReferralsNovember referral have been received by agencies whose families were logged in at the CCAA May 19-23, 2006. The CCAA processed 5 days worth of LID’s. We did not have any families logged in on any of the dates that were processed this month by the CCAA.  Next AWAA Groups To Receive a ReferralAmerica…