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August 2006

As updated on the CCAA website tonight: “The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office before October 31, 2005. The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before July 22, 2005.

New hip hop dance videos of Emily are now available. Links are on the center of this page.

Good news and bad news (for us, mostly bad news): Families on the internet are reporting that today they were notified by their adoption agencies that referrals have arrived for them. It looks like this referral batch includes dossiers with log in dates from July 14 – July 22. Our log in date was July […]

Usually, rumors start posting on the internet about a week before a batch of referrals is sent out by China. So far, no rumors so we are probably at least a week away from referrals.

I think the end of the wait will be here soon. I’m guessing we will get the referral (the notice from the Chinese government of our match with a child along with pictures, a short biography, and short medical report) during the last week of August (sometime between the 25th -31st).

I have added pictures from our day at the San Francisco Giants game to the website photo album.

Brief overview of the process: For the most part, dossiers (Chinese adoption applications) requesting healthy children are processed first come, first served in the order the dossiers are received in China. The only exception involves applications from ethnically Chinese applicants (they are given a preference by being given a short wait). Thus, the log in […]

Just learned from our adoption agency that our dossier (Chinese adoption application) was logged in as received by China three days earlier than we were initially told. Our log in date (LID) was July 25, 2005 (not July 28, 2005). Having a LID even just three days earlier increases our chances that we will receive […]

The China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) website has been updated: The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with our office before October 31, 2005. The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before July 13, 2005.