What Will Happen to Red Thread Advocates?

Last week, WACAP and Holt announced that their agencies were merging. Quickly after that, our advocates began to get comments on FB posts and private messages asking what that means for Red Thread Advocates. As you probably know, we are all WACAP mamas, so we have a special relationship with the incredible staff there that…

Shared List Update as of January 14, 2019

Total Shared List Files – 3,516 Girls – 1012 (28.8%) Boys – 2,504 (71.2%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 1,238 (35.2%), 370 girls/868 boys Over 12 years old – 585 (16.6%), 194 girls/391 boys Over 13 years old – 272 (7.7%), 96 girls/186 boys Breaking it down There are 1,238 children age 10 and up as of…

Shared List Update as of May 31, 2018

Total Shared List Files – 3,418 Girls – 984 (28.7%) Boys – 2434 (71.2%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 1,148 (33.5%), 354 girls/794 boys Over 12 years old – 521 (15.2%), 176 girls/345 boys Over 13 years old – 229 (6.7%), 78 girls/151 boys Breaking it down There are 1,148…

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…

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…

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…