Monday, September 3, 2007

September China Referrals

CCAA posted the cut off for this month -- November 25, 2005 - four days. In one year, they have referred four months worth of children. *sigh*

Hopefully, fingers crossed and prayers being offered up, the speed up they have promised will occur in 2008.

I read this on a site (

As I've said elsewhere, I believe this is due to Chinese internal politics. An analogous situation in the U.S.A. is immigration. The delay to receive permission to immigrate to the U.S. from some countries is as long as 22 years. This is simply due to a quota on the number of immigrations from those countries. This delay could be eliminated at any time by simply lifting the quota - it would take only a few months to process the 22 year backlog. However, because immigration is a sensitive issue in the U.S., there is currently no prospect of that happening. China's situation is much the same. Adoption is a sensitive issue. China does not want to be perceived as a baby exporter, and all of the articles that have been written about adoption from China are not helping the situation. Apparently they are dealing with this perception by reducing their quotas for international adoption. This has nothing to do with the number of children who need homes in China, nothing to do with how fast the CCAA can process dossiers, and everything to do with political considerations

I find this goes a long way to explaining the true reason for the slow-up in China's adoption process.

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