Shared List Update as of March 3, 2015:
Total Files – 2,130
Girls – 539 (25%)
Boys – 1,591 (75%)
Dossier First – 4 (0.18%)
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 758 (35%), 228 girls/530 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 371 (17%), 108 girls/263 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 191 (8%), 47 girls/144 boys
Breaking it down:
There are 758 children age 10 and up as of the end of March 2015 birthdays. Of those 758 older children, 371 of them are 12+ and 191 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 191 children are aging out of the system completely. By March 31, 2017, 371 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.