China: October Referral Matching Overview
October 30, 2012

We would like to inform families that the CCCWA has posted the referral cut-off date for healthy referrals on their internal website. They have confirmed that families who are logged in, on, or before October 8, 2006, have been matched with a referral. The CCCWA processed 14 days for the month of October. 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 who were eligible to be matched on these dates; 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 have a Log in Date (LID) of October 10, 2006.

The current wait time for a healthy referral from China is 73-74 months and increasing by a month each month. This timeframe is based on the time from Log in Date to child match and applies to all families in all stages. It is not determined by when a family’s adoption 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 October of 2007 as they are now matching October 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.

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