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…

Shared List Update as of March 17, 2017

Total Shared List Files – 1382 Girls – 468 (33.9%) Boys – 914 (66.1%) Dossier First (LID) files –3 (0.22%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 405 (30.8%), 158 girls/247 boys Over 12 years old – 198 (16.2%), 82 girls/116 boys Over 13 years old – 114 (9.9%), 47 girls/67 boys   Breaking it down…

Shared List Update as of February 8, 2017

Total Shared List Files – 1265 Girls – 426 (33.7%) Boys – 839 (66.3%) Dossier First (LID) files – 4 (0.32%) Under Age 2 Girls – 8 (0.6%) Boys – 12 (0.9%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 389 (30.8%), 156 girls/233 boys Over 12 years old – 205 (16.2%), 86 girls/119 boys Over 13 years old – 125 (9.9%),…

Shared List Update as of December 1, 2016

Total Shared List Files – 1075 Girls – 338 (31.4%) Boys – 737 (68.6%) Dossier First (LID) files – 2 (0.18%) Under Age 2 Girls – 4 (0.4%) Boys – 18 (1.7%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 361 (33.6%), 141 girls/220 boys Over 12 years old – 210 (19.5%), 79 girls/131 boys Over 13 years old –…

Teenager Tuesday – Thomas

As the joys and struggles of teenage years lie ahead of him, Thomas needs his very own family to support him through these times. But Thomas’s time is VERY short. He needs his family to sprint to bring him home. Can you imagine how amazing it would be to be there to sing Happy Birthday on…