Shared List Update as of February 23, 2016

Total Files – 2,387

Girls – 667 (27.9%)
Boys – 1,720 (72.1%)
Dossier First (LID) files – 1

Aging Out (10+ years old) – 800 (33.5%), 275 girls/525 boys
Aging Out (12+ years old) – 358 (15%), 123 girls/235 boys
Aging Out (13+ years old) – 182 (7.6%), 68 girls/114 boys

Breaking it down:
There are 800 children age 10 and up as of the end of February 2016. Of those 800 older children, 358 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.

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.