Shared List Update as of October 5, 2015

Total – 2107

Girls – 564 (26.8%)
Boys – 1543 (73.2%)
Dossier First – 2 (0.094%)
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 712 (33.8%), 232 girls/480 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 327 (15.5%), 104 girls/223 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 175 (8.3%), 57 girls/118 boys

Breaking it down:
There are 712 children age 10 and up as of the end of October 2015. Of those 712 older children, 327 of them are 12+ and 175 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 175 children are aging out of the system completely.

By the end of October, 10 more children will lose their chance to have a family of their own. Including sweet Averi whom we have been advocating for since earlier this year. My heart breaks to type that. 

Housekeeping:
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.