Shared List Update as of October 6, 2016

Total Shared List Files – 933

Girls – 312 (33.4%)
Boys – 621 (66.6%)
Dossier First (LID) files – 1 (0.1%)

Under Age 2
Girls – 5 (0.5%)
Boys – 10 (1.1%)

At Risk for Aging Out
Over 10 years old – 329 (35.3%), 140 girls/189 boys
Over 12 years old – 197 (21.1%), 80 girls/117 boys
Over 13 years old – 128 (13.7%), 51 girls/77 boys

Breaking it down:

There are 329 children age 10 and up as of the end of October 2016. Of those 329 older children, 197 of them are 12+ and 128 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 128 children will age out of the system completely if their families do not reach them.

Thirty-three children will age out by the end of 2016, including our own Bryan, Crew, Danny, Winston, Jubilee, Lisa, and Lucy. Please take a look at their profiles and help us find their families before they run out of time! The children aging out this year need families who are already in process with AT LEAST a completed home study. Do you know anyone that applies to? Please share this post with them just in case one of these beautiful children may be their son or daughter.

Also, Thomas and Margaret both age out in February. There is time for families to start the adoption process from scratch and still reach them IF they do not waste time and begin right away! Take a look at their profile. They are both pretty amazing kids.

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 10/6/2016. 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.