China Program- Referral Matching for May
America World is excited to announce that we received three referrals on Monday, May 21st! Families recieving a referral had a LID of 9/8/2006. We would like to congratulate these families this week on their referrals. The CCCWA accounced yesterday that families with a Log in Date (LID) of September 5th-11th, 2006, have been matched this month with a referral. The CCCWA processed 7 days of LIDs this month. Please join us in congratulating these families and in praying for them as they prepare for travel.
The average trend of processing, at present, is generally 5-10 log in dates each month. 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 doesnâ€™t have any families LID on the upcoming dates being matched will not receive referrals until the CCCWA reaches their agencyâ€™s 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 familyâ€™s dossier- in which case a family would be notified) Log in dates vary throughout the calendar year for every agencyâ€™s families.
Please note that the only information provided on the CCCWAâ€™s website is the cut-off date. The CCCWA does not provide agencies with the exact day to expect future referrals, nor do they provide a list of each family receiving a referral.
Our Next Referral Group
Based on this matching, our next group with a Log in Date of September 14, 2006 may be matched within the next 1-2 months.
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 September of 2007 as they are now preparing to match September 2006 LIDâ€™s. The CCCWAâ€™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.
Current Wait Time
The current wait time from LID to referral is 69-70 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 monthâ€™s referral group. Families should continue to anticipate a long wait for a referral. The wait time estimates apply to all families who have a LID, who are participating in the traditional (non-waiting child program) and continues to increase for all families currently logged in at the CCCWA.
Options While you Wait
Families interested in completing a concurrent adoption, pregnancy, or joining the China Waiting Children Program, should contact their Family coordinator for more information regarding these options.