China Program- Overview of January Matching & Time Frames
January 17, 2012

The following information is our review for the month of  January. During January, the CCCWA matched families whose log in dates were August 11th , 2006- August 15th, 2006.  AWAA did not have any families registered on these dates; therefore, we did not receive healthy referrals this month.

Next AWAA Group To Receive a Referral

America World’s next referral groups are logged in on August 16, 2006.  We do not know how many log in dates (LID) the CCCWA will process in their upcoming next group of referrals, but anticipate to receive referrals next month. The average trend of processing, at present, is generally 5-10 LID dates each month. Please note that while August 16, 2006 represents AWAA’s next group waiting for a referral, there are still other agencies around the world with various LID’s waiting to be matched. The CCCWA matches families with referrals in a systematic manner and in order of the next date(s) on the calendar to be processed.  An agency that doesn’t have any families LID on the upcoming dates being matched will not receive referrals until the CCCWA reaches their next Log in Date. This ensures that every family who has the same log in date, will receive referrals at the same time. (unless there is an issue in question regarding the family’s dossier- in which case a family would be notified) Log in dates vary throughout the calendar year for every agency’s families.

Current Wait Time

The current wait time from LID to referral is 65-66 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 3/2/2011 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, is participating in the traditional (non-waiting child program) and continues to increase for all families currently logged in at the CCCWA.

Chinese Expedite Wait Time

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 August of 2007 as they are now matching August 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.

Dossier Review

The CCCWA has not yet changed the date of dossier review as it has remained the same for the last several months. At present, the  CCCWA continues to confirm that they have completed the review of dossiers that were registered with their office through November 30, 2010. This means that families who were LID through November 30, 2010 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. We will post any updates to dossier review once it is confirmed by the CCCWA.

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