Total – 2170
Girls – 583 (26.9%)
Boys – 1587 (73.1%)
Dossier First – 1 (0.046%)
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 709 (32.7%), 231 girls/478 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 325 (15%), 102 girls/223 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 168 (7.7%), 52 girls/116 boys
Breaking it down:
There are 709 children age 10 and up as of the end of November 2015. Of those 709 older children, 325 of them are 12+ and 168 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 168 children are aging out of the system completely.
By the end of November, 2 more children will lose their chance to have a family of their own. And another 7 children age out in December. We are incredibly close to January in which our own Richie will no longer be eligible for adoption and will never be able to have his own mom and dad. Please take a minute to look at his profile and watch his (weirdly formatted) video. He is precious!
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.