Shared List Update as of June 23, 2015

Total Files – 2032

Girls – 540 (27%)
Boys – 1492 (73%)
Dossier First – 0 (0%)
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 692 (34%), 217 girls/475 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 293 (14%), 91 girls/202 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 153 (7.5%), 41 girls/112 boys

Breaking it down:
There are 692 children age 10 and up as of the end of June 2015 birthdays. Of those 692 older children, 293 of them are 12+ and 153 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 153 children are aging out of the system completely. By December 31, 2015, 60 more children will age out of the system completely. In July 2015 alone, 16 more children will age out. Three of those will be this week. 

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.