Friday, March 2, 2007

New Requirements for Prospective Parents for Waiting Child

The question: Do we need to meet new CCAA requirements to consider a Waiting Child?

The answer: In the fall of 2006, the CCAA communicated personally to our Beijing staff that the CCAA feels that families adopting waiting children should meet an even higher standard to parent a child with special needs. The CCAA has requested that CHI submit families that are fully prepared to parent a child with special needs and do not have any personal issues that would hinder their ability to parent such a child. At the end of October 2006 when the CCAA sent CHI the November list of waiting children, the CCAA Waiting Children's unit and the CCAA Department 1 requested that CHI not submit letters of intent (LOI) for China waiting children from families with any major issues. (No criminal background, mental issues such as depression or bipolar and/or major medical issues). Parent's age for a waiting child is still 30 to 55.

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