Shared List Update as of December 10, 2014
Total Files – 1,962
Girls – 521 (27%)
Boys – 1,441 (73%)
LID Only – 0 (0%)
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 708 (36%), 225 girls/483 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 351 (18%), 110 girls/241 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 167 (8.5%), 41 girls/126 boys
Breaking it down:
There are 708 children age 10 and up as of the end of January 2015 birthdays. Of those 708 older children, 351 of them are 12+ and 167 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 167 children are aging out of the system completely. By January 31, 2016, 351 more children will age out of the system completely.
The Shared List does not include children who are part of adoption agency orphanage partnerships, children who appear only on an adoption agency’s individual advocacy list or children whom the orphanage has not created a file with CCCWA. The Shared List is updated daily on the CCCWA website. Red Thread Advocates posts regular statistics to give an overall view of adoption trends.
Children with more minor, correctable needs are part of a monthly file release from CCCWA. Adoption agencies around the world lock files on those release dates in a matter of minutes. Nearly all of those files are matched with waiting families, however files not immediately matched are on the Shared List.