China Program- December Update
December 20, 2010

December Referrals

America World would like to congratulate our six families who received their referrals on Friday, December 17th.  The CCAA matched families who were logged in from May 24-29, 2006. The CCAA processed 5 days worth of LID’s.

Next AWAA Group To Receive a Referral

America World’s next referral group is logged in on May 31,2006.  We do not know how many log in dates the CCAA will process in their upcoming next group of referrals. The average trend of processing is generally 2-8 LID dates each month. 

Updates on Referrals-Upcoming Newsletter

America World will be sending out a newsletter to all China program families around February 2011, which will highlight information about the referral process, matching, and other commonly asked questions about the program and wait time. Be sure to look for this information in the new year.

Dossier Review

The CCAA has confirmed that they have completed the review of dossiers that were registered with their office through November 30, 2009. This means that families who were LID through November 30, 2009 have had their dossiers reviewed. The timeframe for the dossier review process will vary as it is based upon the number of dossiers that are logged in during the particular month(s) that is(are) currently under review.

Current Wait Time

The current wait time from LID to referral is 55-56 months with a trend of increasing approximately a full month each month. This wait time represents how long families who just received referrals waited for their referral and how long the next group anticipating their referral will most likely wait if matched in next month’s referral group. Families should read the China Program Newsletter emailed on 3/19/2010 to understand the variety of factors contributing to the wait time and the reasons why it is impossible to predict the referral wait time for each family. Families should continue to anticipate a long wait for a referral. The wait time estimates apply to all families who have an LID and continue to increase for all families currently logged in at the CCAA.

Overview of Options While you Wait

Concurrent Family Building

Any family interested in pursuing a concurrent adoption or pregnancy during the wait time, should contact their Family Coordinator for more information. There are many concurrent adoption options that are available while a family’s dossier is waiting to be matched.  Please note that a family cannot participate in a Concurrent family building plan and be a part of the China Waiting Children Program due to the expedited nature of receiving a referral through the Waiting Children Program.

Waiting Children Program

America World’s Waiting Children Program (WCP) is also an excellent option for families who are interested in an older child who is healthy, or a baby/toddler/older boy or girl with a medical need, a developmental/growth delay, or a repaired condition. Families who are interested in learning more about this exciting program and the children that are currently available, should contact their Family Coordinator for more information.

The Waiting Child Special Focus Children (SFC) program is also another option families may consider within the waiting children program, if desiring to add two children to their home on one dossier. Families interested in this option should contact their Family Coordinator to request more information on the details of this program

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