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 Program Updates

By Josh Miller | September 24, 2010

Referrals Congratulations to the 9 families who accepted referrals through the waiting children during the month of September! Families who were logged in May 16 and May 18, 2006 received an email today with details concerning this month’s referrals, as we anticipate to see their referrals arrive in the upcoming week(s).    CCAA Delegation Visit…

CCAA Update on Review of Dossiers

By Josh Miller | September 7, 2010

The CCAA has confirmed that they have completed the review of dossiers that were registered with their office through November 30, 2009. This means that families who were LID through November 30, 2009 have had their dossier paperwork reviewed. The CCAA completed 4 months of dossier review from the previous dossier view update.   The…

CCAA Launches Special Focus Children Program

By Josh Miller | September 1, 2010

Starting today, September 1st, families in the China adoption process can adopt two unrelated children with one dossier process in the Special Focus Children (SFC) Program. At this time the program is open to all families who can travel within one year of accepting the referrals. Therefore, the following families can apply:    o   Families…