Total Shared List Files – 874
Girls – 285 (32.6%)
Boys – 589 (67.3%)
Dossier First (LID) files – 3 (o.34%)
Under Age 2
Girls – 2 (0.2%)
Boys – 12 (1.4%)
At Risk for Aging Out
Over 10 years old – 422 (48.3%), 138 girls/284 boys
Over 12 years old – 221 (25.3%), 85 girls/136 boys
Over 13 years old – 131 (15%), 47 girls/84 boys
Breaking it down:
There are 422 children age 10 and up as of the end of July 2016. Of those 422 older children, 221 of them are 12+ and 131 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 131 children will age out of the system completely if their families do not reach them.
So we continue to advocate…as long as there are children waiting.
Although the shared list is live and always changing, these numbers are accurate as of the end of the business day today. 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.