Shared List Update as of August 19, 2015

Total Files – 2,091

Girls – 564 (27%)
Boys – 1527 (73%)
Dossier First – 1 (0.05%)
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 692 (33%), 219 girls/473 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 308 (14.7%) 91 girls/217 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 160 (7.6%) 47 girls/113 boys

Breaking it down:
There are 692 children age 10 and up as of the end of August 2015. Of those 692 older children, 308 of them are 12+ and 160 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 160 children are aging out of the system completely.

Before the end of August, 3 more boys will age out. They will never know what it is like to have a family of their own. One of these boys has CP. One of them is listed as mentally disabled. The third one has upper limb differences. Eleven more children with files on the shared list will age out in September. Ten in October, including Averi who has been featured here since May. For those who have several weeks left, there is a small ray of hope. They need someone to hit the ground running toward them TODAY with an experienced agency who is willing to run along side of them. Please email Red Thread Advocates if you would like more information and resources for aging out adoptions. 

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.