Waiting Child Program Statistics

Click on each of the sections below for up-to-date numbers and statistics for CCAI’s Waiting Child Program!

This chart, continuously updated, represents a breakdown of the medical needs we have seen in the Waiting Child Program over the last 12 months. About one third of Waiting Children have more than one medical condition.

Albinism/Skin Condition Albinism, ichthyosis, vitiligo, nevus, hemangioma, burns, etc.
Blood Disorder Thalassemia, hemophilia, anemia, etc.
Cerebral Palsy
Cleft Lip and Palate
Communicable Disease Hepatitis B, HIV, syphilis, etc.
Delayed Development/Brain Damage Physical, motor, and/or cognitive delays, HIE, abnormal brain CT, etc.
Down Syndrome
GI Disorder Anal atresia, esophageal atresia, biliary atresia, intestinal atresia, Hirschsprung’s disease, etc.
Healthy Older Child (10+)
Hearing Impairment Deaf, partial hearing loss
Heart Disease Moderate to significant (including conditions such as tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), transposition of the great arteries (TGA), pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary valve stenosis/atresia, endocardial cushion defect, truncus arteriosus, single atrium and/or single ventricle, or some combination of multiple heart defects, etc.)
Limb Difference Missing/malformed digits or limbs, arthrogryposis, club foot, etc.
Neurological Condition Spina bifida, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, etc.
Premature
Reproductive/Urologic Condition Intersex/DSD conditions, genital malformation, hypospadias, etc.
Vision Impairment Cataracts, glaucoma, absence of eyeball, blind, partial vision loss, etc.
Other

Number of Waiting Child files received within last 12 months:

397

Age

This graph, continuously updated, represents a breakdown of the ages of children (at the time they were matched to their families) in CCAI’s Waiting Child Program over the last 12 months.

This chart, continuously updated, represents a breakdown of the gender of children in CCAI’s Waiting Child Program over the last 12 months.

This chart, continuously updated, represents a breakdown of the CCCWA classifications of children’s files in CCAI’s Waiting Child Program over the last 12 months.

Special Focus children can be matched to families at any stage of the process, and families may adopt two children simultaneously or successively, using the same dossier, as long as at least one child is Special Focus.

“LID-only” children are required by the China Center for Children’s Welfare & Adoption (CCCWA) to be matched ONLY to a family with a current, unmatched dossier logged in at the CCCWA. “LID” stands for “Log-In Date,” the point at which a family’s dossier has arrived in China and has been logged into the CCCWA’s system.

These graphs represent the time a family has waited to be officially matched with a Waiting Child, calculated from arrival of the Medical Conditions Checklist to submission of a Letter of Intent for a specific child.

Many families do not submit a Medical Conditions Checklist, instead finding their child on CCAI’s Child Profiles page or through another means of advocacy, and thus are matched with no wait time!

Last Month:

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Last 12 Months:

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