China: September Referral Matching Overview

ChinaWe would like to inform families that the CCCWA has posted the referral
cut-off date for healthy referrals on their internal website. They have confirmed
that families who are logged in, on, or before September 24, 2006,
have been matched with a referral.  The CCCWA processed 3 Log in
Dates for the month of September. Please note that the only information
provided on their internal website is the cut-off date. The CCCWA does
not provide agencies with the exact day to expect the referrals, nor do they
provide a list of each family receiving a referral.

We did not have any families currently in process with Log in Dates (LID) on
September 22-24, 2006; therefore, America World will not be receiving healthy
referrals this month. The CCCWA matches all agencies with the same dates, even
if there are no families at certain agencies who are LID on the dates they are
processing. Our next group of families waiting for a healthy referral match are
LID on September 28, 2006.

The current wait time for a healthy referral from China is 73 months and
increasing by a month each month. This timeframe is based on the time from LID
to child match and applies to all families in all stages regardless of when
their process began with 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
September of 2007 as they are now still matching September 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.

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

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