Shared List Update as of August 17, 2017

Total Shared List Files – 2,935 Girls – 833 (28.4%) Boys – 2102 (71.6%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 1,013 (34.5%), 315 girls/698 boys Over 12 years old – 444 (15.1%), 154 girls/290 boys Over 13 years old – 227 (7.7%), 78 girls/149 boys            …

Shared List Update as of July 19, 2017

Total Shared List Files – 2870 Girls – 816 (28.4%) Boys – 2054 (71.6%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 966 (33.7%), 302 girls/664 boys Over 12 years old – 430 (15%), 150 girls/280 boys Over 13 years old – 222 (7.7%), 76 girls/146 boys Breaking it down There are 966…

Updated China Guidelines, July 2017

Today the CCCWA released new guidelines that are effective immediately. Although many questions still abound, even for agency workers, here is a brief summary of updates and changes to the CCCWA’s guidelines for potential adoptive families. More information will be shared as questions are answered. As for now, this is what we know. For married…

Shared List Update as of June 15, 2017

Total Shared List Files – 1923 Girls – 575 (29.9%) Boys – 1348 (70.1%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 561 (29.2%), 196 girls/365 boys Over 12 years old – 271 (14.1%), 106 girls/165 boys Over 13 years old – 147 (7.6%), 54 girls/93 boys   Breaking it down There are…

Special Needs Highlight – Hemophilia

When we first ventured into the adoption world in 2013, we had a list of needs we checked off as being “able to handle.” We were matched quickly with a toddler boy with a repaired heart condition. I often look at him now and think, “Wow, your medical needs are so easy.” We take him…

Is China Still Granting Waivers?

Red Thread Advocates spoke with WACAP staff to discuss the recent changes in the adoption requirements from China. WACAP helped us make this “chart” which explains the way they have interpreted the new rules. Please know that this might not be the way that all agencies are interpreting the policies, and it seems that waivers can…

Living with Epilepsy

Long ago when we started our adoption process we started that dreaded check list of needs we thought we could handle. As we went down the needs we started getting braver, after all how could we say no to any child?! But only one need really made me stop quick and had me turning circles in my…