Shared List Update as of February 6, 2018

Total Shared List Files – 3,238 Girls – 917 (28.3%) Boys – 2321 (71.7%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 1,092 (33.7%), 329 girls/763 boys Over 12 years old – 481 (14.8%), 153 girls/328 boys Over 13 years old – 223 (6.8%), 67 girls/156 boys Breaking it down There are 1,092…

Help Save Intercountry Adoption

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of State notified adoption service providers (agencies like WACAP, MAA, BAAS, CHI, Lifeline, etc.), that there would be a substantial fee increase to the agencies in order to maintain their accreditation, which is required in order to provide intercountry adoption services. This fee increase is immense and…

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…