Total Files – 2,334
Girls – 639 (27.4%)
Boys – 1,695 (72.6%)
Dossier (LID) First – 0
Aging Out (10+ years old) – 799 (34.2%), 272 girls/527 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 369 (16.5%), 115 girls/244 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 191 (8.2%), 71 girls/120 boys
Breaking it down:
There are 799 children age 10 and up as of the end of February 2016. Of those 799 older children, 369 of them are 12+ and 191 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 191 children are aging out of the system completely.
By the end of February 2016, TWELVE more children will lose their chance to have a family of their own, including our own Aaron, Cody, Matthew, Emily, Markus, and Felix. Advocates here at Red Thread are particularly burdened recently for these aging out kids. Look for recently added profiles of aging out kids and more profiles coming soon! Maybe you’ll see the face of your son or daughter.
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.