Thursday, December 07, 2006

A Match Made in China

So How Do the Chinese Match us up With a Baby?

Here is some interesting information on that from the Rumor Queen Site. Rumor Queen is an Adoptive Mother that somehow gets information (rumors) & analyzes it to see what the CCAA will do next.

The next question that comes up is generally how the matchers match families and babies. I’ve heard from several people who have had the opportunity to speak with someone who works in the matching room. The various conversations seem to all agree that they first look for something that stands out: a matching birthday, a baby who looks a lot like a parent, or a baby who likes music and a parent who teaches music. Several matching people have stated they match by bone structure of the baby’s face and the parent’s faces (this is why they need our passport photos, so they can compare our mug shot with the baby’s mug shot). Some have stated that they used Chinese astrology, also. Once they’ve matched the obvious matches they then start to look at things like age of child requested. The age requested is not a priority for them, they feel they are matching families and not filling orders.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I don't even remember putting what I liked---maybe knitting, reading and swimming--- nothing a baby could do LOL!!!!!

The looking at bone structure is true I think---I've noticed it a lot mostly with the fathers and their brow ridge---unfortunately I don't think my dh's is the prettiest so lets hope they don't match us this way. LOL ;)

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