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China Program July Update

July Referrals
July referral have been received by agencies whose families were logged in at the CCAA April 27-May 10, 2006.  The CCAA processed approximately 2 weeks worth of LID’s.  We received referrals on Thursday, July 15th for our four families logged in on April 29, 2006, group 261. We did not have any families logged in on any of the other April or May log in dates that were processed.

Next AWAA Groups To Receive a Referral
America World’s next groups anticipating a referral is group 262 and 263 who have a LID (log in date) of 5/16/2006 and 5/18/2006.  We do not know how many LID dates the CCAA will process in their next group of referrals for August. The average processing timeframe is 2-8 LID dates each month.  The CCAA does not guarantee processing timeframes.

Dossier Review
The CCAA has confirmed that they have completed the review of dossiers that were registered with their office before July 31, 2009. This means that families who were LID through July 31, 2009 have had their dossiers reviewed. The CCAA completed 3 months of dossier review from the previous dossier view update posted in March. 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 51-52 months with a trend of increasing approximately a full month each month. 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.

Chinese Expedites
As the wait time has increased for the China program, the wait time for Chinese expedited cases has also increased. Though the CCAA does not guarantee an exact timeline for an expedited referral for Chinese heritage families, Chinese heritage families should anticipate a wait time that may be approximately 6-10 months shorter than the average wait time.

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 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.



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