Total Shared List Files – 2,040
Girls – 533 (26%)
Boys – 1,507 (74%)
Dossier First – 3 (0.1%)
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 679 (33%)
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 297 (15%)
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 143 (7%)
Breaking it down:
There are 679 children ages 10 and up as of the end of May 2015. Of those 679 older children, 297 of them are 12+ and 143 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 143 children are aging 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 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.