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…

Special Needs Highlight: Cleft Lip/Palate

Today’s special needs highlight is brought to you in honor of July being Cleft lip/palate awareness month.  Our goal with special needs highlights are to provide a fact based look at what parenting a child with a specific special need is like.  Are you considering a child with a cleft lip/palate diagnosis?  Angie Harvey is…

Shared List Update as of June 8, 2016

Total Shared List Files – 2,345 Girls – 628 (26.8%) Boys – 1,717 (73.2%) Dossier First (LID) files – 3 (0.13%) Under Age 2 Girls – 7 (0.3%) Boys – 24 (1.0%) At Risk for Aging Out Over 10 years old – 796 (33.9%), 267 girls/529 boys Over 12 years old – 362 (15.4%), 121 girls/241 boys…

Their Greatest Need.

I have a now three-year-old daughter who joined our family via adoption from China in 2014. Her adoption happened at breakneck speed, five months start to finish. Our beautiful Cate had an eye tumor that was causing her horrible pain and eating away at the bones of her eye socket. We rushed to get her,…