Each of these children have varying medical needs and the CCCWA has designated them as "Special Focus" children, which means a family at any stage of the adoption process (including just considering adoption) can review a child's file.
A family can be matched with a Special Focus child and then have up to 6 months to complete the necessary paperwork and home study to submit to China. After paperwork is submitted, travel to China will happen in just a few short months. If paperwork can be completed in a timely manner, the process to adopt a Special Focus child can happen from start to finish within 8-10 months.
Current America World families who are interested in learning more about any of these Waiting Children should contact their Family Coordinator.
Families who are not currently in the process of adopting with America World should fill out a free PRE-APPLICATION and our Intake staff will follow up with you right away.
Questions? Contact our China staff at WaitingChildren@awaa.org or 800-429-2269.