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- CCAA Name Change

By Josh Miller | March 17, 2011

The CCAA, China Center for Adoption Affairs, has changed their name to the China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA). The CCCWA will continue to facilitate inter-country adoptions and  is also responsible for domestic adoptions and other child welfare programs in China.  The CCCWA stated that they look forward to an ongoing close relationship with…

China Program Update: Single Women Approved to Adopt Again through the SFC Program

By Josh Miller | March 14, 2011

The China Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) announced that beginning March 15th single women are approved to apply for an adoption through the China (SFC) Special Focus Child adoption program.  For those who do not currently have a dossier in China, there are additional application requirements, beyond those currently listed for the general China program…

China Program Newsletter- Important Updates and Upcoming Events

By Josh Miller | March 7, 2011

The China program team recently emailed the March 2011 Program Newsletter to all families, both current and those who have completed their adoption(s) through AWAA.  This newsletter contained articles on the China program, opportunities  for upcoming mission trips, and new opportunities in the China program. Upcoming reunions and events were also highlighted for this year. …