China – Referral Matching Cut-off Date for March

China adoptionThe CCCWA recently announced that they have completed the
referral matching for families who were logged into the CCCWA October 20-
October 24, 2006. The CCCWA processed 5 Log in Dates for their
last group of referrals. Because AWAA does not have families who are Logged in
on the dates the CCCWA recently matched, we did not receive healthy referrals
at the end of March. Our next group waiting on healthy referrals have LID’s
early November 2006.  

The
current wait time for a healthy referral from China is 77-78 months at all
agencies and increasing by a month each month. This timeframe is based on the
time from Log in Date (when the dossier arrives in China and is officially
received by the CCCWA) to the date of the child match. This wait time applies
to all families in all stages of the program and is assessed from Log in Date
only and not by when a family began working on their paperwork for 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 still 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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