Special Needs Highlight: Deafness

What is your child’s special need? Our daughter, Gigi, is profoundly Deaf. She doesn’t hear anything. When her brain was tested for its response to sound, the Audiologist told us that they maxed out the equipment. Gigi would feel the vibrations, but wouldn’t hear the noise, if a jet engine took off right next to…

Shared List Saturday – Caden

Have you met Caden? He is sometimes shy with a heart melting smile! Read his full Red Thread profile HERE. His file is currently waiting on the shared list and can be accessed by ANY agency with a China program. Advocates are happy to share his information with your agency to help them locate his…

Shared List Update as of September 7, 2016

Total Shared List Files – 937 Girls – 323 (34.5%) Boys – 614 (65.5%) Dossier First (LID) files – 1 (0.1%) Under Age 2 Girls – 4 (0.4%) Boys – 14 (1.5%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 339 (36.2%), 143 girls/196 boys Over 12 years old – 206 (22%), 84 girls/122 boys Over 13…

What Happened to the Shared List?

About the Author:  Becky Ketarkus is mom of 11, four of her children came to her family through international adoption from China.  Two of her children spent time on China’s Shared List of waiting children.  These children were then adopted through WACAP.  Becky is now a proud volunteer for Red Thread Advocates, whose mission involves…

Shared List Update as of July 27, 2016

Total Shared List Files – 874 Girls – 285 (32.6%) Boys – 589 (67.3%) Dossier First (LID) files – 3 (o.34%) Under Age 2 Girls – 2 (0.2%) Boys – 12 (1.4%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 422 (48.3%), 138 girls/284 boys Over 12 years old – 221 (25.3%), 85 girls/136 boys Over 13 years old – 131 (15%), 47…