Shared List Update December 1, 2015

Total Files – 2228

Girls – 592 (26.6%)
Boys – 1636 (73.4%)

Dossier (LID) First – 0
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 726 (32.6%), 237 girls/489 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 338 (15.2%), 109 girls/229 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 182 (8.2%), 59 girls/123 boys

Breaking it down:
There are 726 children age 10 and up as of the end of December 2015. Of those 726 older children, 338 of them are 12+ and 182 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 182 children are aging out of the system completely.

By the end of December, 6 more children will lose their chance to have a family of their own. And another 10 children age out in January, including our own Richie (aural atresia), Hal (deaf), and Peyton (repaired CL/CP) who are all on the shared list. We would LOVE to share their info with anyone interested in RACING to these amazing guys.

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.