Shared List Update as of September 7, 2016

Total Shared List Files – 937

Girls – 323 (34.5%)
Boys – 614 (65.5%)
Dossier First (LID) files – 1 (0.1%)

Under Age 2
Girls – 4 (0.4%)
Boys – 14 (1.5%)

At Risk for Aging Out
Over 10 years old – 339 (36.2%), 143 girls/196 boys
Over 12 years old – 206 (22%), 84 girls/122 boys
Over 13 years old – 131 (14%), 55 girls/76 boys

Breaking it down:
There are 339 children age 10 and up as of the end of September 2016. Of those 339 older children, 206 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.

Forty-four children will age out by the end of 2016, including our own Bryan, Crew, Danny, Winston, Jubilee, Lisa, Lucy, and Darcy (early January). Please take a look at their profiles and help us find their families before they run out of time!

And we will 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 on 9/7/2016. The Shared List does not include children who are part of the former shared list project, 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 regular 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.