Shared List Update as of June 8, 2016

Total Shared List Files – 2,345

Girls – 628 (26.8%)
Boys – 1,717 (73.2%)
Dossier First (LID) files – 3 (0.13%)

Under Age 2
Girls – 7 (0.3%)
Boys – 24 (1.0%)

At Risk for Aging Out
Over 10 years old – 796 (33.9%), 267 girls/529 boys
Over 12 years old – 362 (15.4%), 121 girls/241 boys
Over 13 years old – 165 (7%), 61 girls/104 boys


Breaking it down:
There are 796 children age 10 and up as of the end of June 2016. Of those 796 older children, 362 of them are 12+ and 165 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 165 children will age out of the system completely if their families do not reach them. By the end of June 2016…THIS MONTH…11 more children will age out.

So we continue to advocate…as long as there are children waiting.


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.