February Update - Referrals, Dossier Review, & the Wait Time
February 2, 2009

Referrals- Days Matched

The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with their office before March 02, 2006. The CCAA processed 2 days of LID’s (March 1-2, 2006) for early February referrals. (due to Chinese New Year, February referrals were sent to agencies the third week of January) America World received 8 little girl referrals from the Jiangxi Province, ranging in age from 12-16 months old. (including one expedited for a family of Chinese heritage)

Next To be Matched

America World’s next LID group to be matched is 3/7/06. We estimate that families in this LID group may receive their referrals in the next 1-3 months.
America World has the following March LID’s that have not yet been matched by the CCAA:
• March 7, 2006
• March 13, 2006
• March 16, 2006
• March 22, 2006
• March 24, 2006
• March 28, 2006

Dossier Review for March Completed

The CCAA has finished the review of dossiers registered with their office before March 31, 2007. 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 that is currently under review.

Wait Time

The current wait from LID to referral is 36-37 months and increasing. This represents the wait time for families who may receive a referral in the next 1-2 months.) For families with LID dates after that time, the wait time trend continues to increase half a month to a full month each month.
Families are encouraged to calculate their wait time as a projected estimation, knowing there is no way to predict the actual wait time for each family. The wait time changes as it is based on the number of LID’s from around the world and the number of referrals that are paper-ready each month. America World will continue to report monthly wait time trends. Families should continue to anticipate a long wait for a healthy referral.

Homes Need for Waiting Children
We would like to remind families that we currently have a number of Waiting Children that are available for adoption. Families interested in adopting boys, healthy older children, or children with various special needs should contact their Family Coordinator for more information. We continue to pray for your family as you continue in your adoption journey.

Chinese Heritage Wait Time

Over the last couple of  months, families of Chinese Heritage have been receiving referrals approximately 22-24 months from Log in Date.(LID) It is important to note that this timeframe is always subject to change and can only be estimated each time an expedited referral is received, as the CCAA does not provide agencies with timelines or timeframes of when expedited families will be matched or receive their referral.

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