Shared List Update as of March 11, 2016

Total Files – 2,338

Girls – 573 (24.5%)
Boys – 1,765 (75.4%)
Dossier First (LID) files – 1 (0.04%)

Young Children
Under 2 – 58 (2.5%), 9 girls/49 boys
Under 4 – 371 (15.9%), 86 girls/285 boys

At Risk for Aging Out
Over 10 years old – 788 (33.7%), 266 girls/522 boys
Over 12 years old – 370 (15.8%), 125 girls/245 boys
Over 13 years old – 193 (8.3%), 67 girls/126 boys


Breaking it down:
There are 788 children age 10 and up as of the end of March 2016. Of those 788 older children, 370 of them are 12+ and 193 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 193 children will age out of the system completely if their families do not reach them.

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.