We are excited to share an overview of the recent activity in the China Waiting Child program! Many families have been reviewing referrals and we have been advocating for many of the children as well.
In the 3rd quarter of 2014, AWAA received 44 referrals through our orphanage partnerships. Many children, 38 in total, were matched with a family through both our partnership orphanage and the shared system. Of these children, 14 were boys and 24 were girls, between the ages of 9 months and 13 ½ years.
Already in October, 8 families have accepted referrals and a large number of other families are currently under review. We will provide a full overview of October early in November.
We continue to advocate for many children on our AWAA Waiting Children Website and hope to be able to match each child with a family. Please continue to join us in our advocacy efforts and share about children in need of families through your social networks, friendships, church, etc…
We are excited about all of the recent movement in the program and look forward to what the coming months will bring.