November 30, 2006

Adoption Wait Time

The adoption referrals for parents with log-in dates through 9/8/2005 received their referrals today. Congratulations to those parents who are able to see their childrens' pictures for the first time. That represents a 14.9 month wait for these parents. If their wait time is indicative of our wait time, we only have 9.3 more months of waiting. However, it is probably inappropriate to predict our wait time based on the most recent parent's wait time. It may be better to consider the most recent CC@A (China Center of Adoption Affairs) productivity. If you look at their most recent productivity, our wait time is even longer. The lengthening wait time is depressing. I hope that when referrals come out next month that we can report an improvement in the statistics. We think about our baby all the time.

The following table represents the historical wait time for 2006:

Cut-off in Log-in DateDate of Referral Release

Average Wait Time (In Months)

4/25/20051/5/20068.5
5/13/20051/25/20068.6
5/25/20052/27/2006 9.3
5/30/20053/27/200610.0
6/6/20054/27/200610.8
6/15/20055/26/200611.5
6/28/20056/26/200612.1
7/13/20057/31/200612.8
7/22/20058/24/200613.3
8/9/20059/25/200613.7
8/25/200511/2/200614.5
9/8/200511/30/200614.9

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I can't wait either. I am really anticipating the arrival of our newest member. Andrew will have so much to teach her.