Shared List Update as of July 23, 2015

Total Files – 2,086

Girls – 559 (26.7%)
Boys – 1527 (73.2%)
Dossier First – 0 (0%)
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 692 (33%), 215 girls/477 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 297 (14.2%), 89 girls/208 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 147 (7%), 45 girls/102 boys

Breaking it down:
There are 692 children age 10 and up as of the end of July 2015. Of those 692 older children, 297 of them are 12+ and 147 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 147 children are aging out of the system completely.

Thirteen children have aged out of the system in July 2015. In August, there will be 4 more children that will lose their chance for a family of their own. 

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.