Newest ICBF Wait List

I have preempted the original post for today -- You can look forward to souvenir suggestions on Monday. The most recent Wait List was published by ICBF on June 18, 2009. The ICBF Wait List applies to adoptions through ICBF only -- not through CASAS PRIVADAS. This list DOES NOT reflect special needs children. The definition of special needs are children with disabilities, children over 8 years of age, and sibling groups of 3 or more. There also has been movement in many categories, all dates that have advanced I am putting in BOLD and RED. Also, this list only reflects that there are no more dossiers at the national office prior to the date shown. Dossiers from Nov 2005 in the 0-12 months category, for example, may still need a referral, but they have already been sent to a region and are no longer at the national office.

Age of Child ------- Date of Application Approval by ICBF

Child 0-12 months ------ Dec-2005
Child 13 - 23 months ---- Dec-2005
Child 2 years ----------- June-2005
Child 3 years ----------- June-2005
Child 2 - 3 years -------- Mar-2006
Child 3 - 4 years -------- Jul-2005
Child 4 years ----------- Aug-2005
Child 5 years ----------- Feb-2006
Child 4 -5 years -------- Mar-2006
Child 5 - 6 years ------- May-2007
Child 6 years ----------- Nov-2008
Child 7 years ----------- Nov-2008
2 Siblings 0 - 4 years --- Mar-2007
2 Siblings 0 - 5 years --- Jul-2006
2 Siblings 0 - 6 years --- Aug-2007
2 Siblings 0 - 7 years --- Sep-2008

Comments

adoptionwait said…
Do you know how this list is treated for Afro-Colombian children? Is it the same timing?
Colombian Mommy said…
In the past, there was a special wait list for Afro-colombian. However, I was told that 1 1/2 years ago this practtice was abolished. You should confirm this with either your agency or lawyer.
Do you know if this list is updated monthly?
Colombian Mommy said…
It is usually updated every 3 months, though it has only been recently that they have been very consistent. I am expecting a new list in Sept.
Anonymous said…
You are so great to help keep folks informed! I appreciate the disclaimer about the list-- that it doesn't include the wait for adoptive parents who go through the private orphanages, or are seeking special needs, etc.
However, I saw recently where at least two families seeking sibs 0-6 whose files were approved in Dec 2007 already have their kids or were sent to a region---one family was French--the other from the US--and their kids were not special needs. This wait list says that ICBF is only on Aug 2007 for sibs of 2. So maybe it's off by several months? What other reason could there be for this?

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