China: October Referral Matching Overview

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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