We would like to inform families that the CCCWA has posted the referral cut-off date for healthy referrals on their internal website today. They have confirmed that families who are logged in, on, or before September 21, 2006, have been matched with a referral. The CCCWA processed 2 Log in Dates for the month of August. Please note that the only information provided on their internal website is the cut-off date. The CCCWA does not provide agencies with the exact day to expect the referrals, nor do they provide a list of each family receiving a referral.
We did not have any families currently in process with Log in Dates (LID) on September 20-21, 2006; therefore, America World will not be receiving healthy referrals this month. The CCCWA matches all agencies with the same dates, even if there are no families at certain agencies who are LID on the dates they are processing. Our next group of families waiting for a healthy referral match are LID on September 28, 2006.
The current wait time for a healthy referral from China is 72 months and increasing by a month each month. This timeframe is based on the time from LID to child match and applies to all families in all stages regardless of when their process began with China.
Chinese Heritage Expedites
Families who are of Chinese heritage and who have dossiers submitted as Chinese expedites, can anticipate a slightly shorter wait time. The CCCWA is currently matching Chinese expedite families who have a dossier logged in September of 2007 as they are now still matching September 2006 LID’s. The CCCWA’s desire is to keep one year apart between the regular matching process and the Chinese expedite matching process. This will mean that the Chinese expedite wait time will generally be 12 months shorter than the current estimated wait time you will see listed each month.
Options While you Wait
Families interested in completing a concurrent adoption, pregnancy, or joining the China Waiting Children Program, should contact their Family coordinator for more information regarding these options.