Shared List Update as of April 5, 2016

Total Files – 2,324

Girls – 632 (27.2%)
Boys – 1,692 (72.8%)
Dossier First (LID) files – 1 (0.04%)

At Risk for Aging Out
Over 10 years old – 792 (34%), 267 girls/525 boys
Over 12 years old – 363 (15.6%), 122 girls/241 boys
Over 13 years old – 187 (8%), 63 girls/124 boys

Breaking it down:
There are 792 children age 10 and up as of the end of April 2016. Of those 792 older children, 363 of them are 12+ and 187 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 187 children will age out of the system completely if their families do not reach them. By the end of April 2016…THIS MONTH…11 more children will age out. Our sweet Landon who turned 14 last weekend and lost his chance at his own forever family. It is not too late for so may other though! Like handsome Titus who ages out at the beginning of May…just a few short weeks away. Are you already traveling for one child but are approved for 2? Maybe he is your son?

Housekeeping:
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.