Is This My Child?? Accepting a Referral

Many families decide to compile their dossier before being presented with a file of a child. They sign on with an agency, complete all the necessary paperwork, send their information to China, and then patiently (or maybe not so patiently) wait for a much-anticipated phone call from their agency. So you finally get “the call”…

Shared List Stats as of May 22, 2015

Total Files – 2055 Girls – 536 (26%) Boys – 1519 (74%) Dossier First – 5 (0.2%) Aging Out (10+ years old) – 694 (34%), 222 girls/472 boys Aging Out (12+ years old) – 308 (15%), 102 girls/206 boys Aging Out (13+ years old) – 157 (8%), 41 girls/116 boys Breaking it down: There are 694 children age 10 and up as of…

Shared List Stats – May 8, 2015

Total Shared List Files – 2,040 Girls – 533 (26%) Boys – 1,507 (74%) Dossier First – 3 (0.1%) Aging Out (10+ years old) – 679 (33%) Aging Out (12+ years old) – 297 (15%) Aging Out (13+ years old) – 143 (7%) Breaking it down: There are 679 children ages 10 and up as of the end of May 2015.…

Filling Out a Medical Checklist

Welcome back to our Adoptive Parent Toolkit! In the last couple weeks we’ve discussed becoming a parent of a child with medical/developmental needs and how to know you’re ready, along with the actual step-by-step process of adopting from China. It’s our hope here that both those posts made you feel confident enough to continue forward…