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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China Mission Trip Opportunity

By Josh Miller | July 23, 2012

We are excited to announce that we will be taking a team to visit several of our orphanage partnerships in China on September 20-30, 2012. The trip is open to any previous China program families or those who may accompany an individual who is attending the trip. America World will handle all trip details including booking…

5Ks & High Heels- My Story as a Child and Adult with Cerebral Palsy

By Josh Miller | June 27, 2012

When I heard from staff that there was a specific need for families to consider cerebral palsy (CP) in the China Waiting Child program, it took me by surprise. As someone who has grown up with mild cerebral palsy, the term does not carry the intimidating or negative connotation I imagine it would for others.…

China: Update on CCCWA’s Review of Dossiers

By Josh Miller | June 26, 2012

The China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) has confirmed that they have completed the review of dossiers that were registered with their office through December 31, 2011. This means that all families who were logged in at the CCCWA through December 31, 2011 have had their dossier paperwork reviewed. The CCCWA completed 3…