Shared List Update as of December 1, 2016

Total Shared List Files – 1075

Girls – 338 (31.4%)
Boys – 737 (68.6%)
Dossier First (LID) files – 2 (0.18%)

Under Age 2
Girls – 4 (0.4%)
Boys – 18 (1.7%)

At Risk for Aging Out
Over 10 years old – 361 (33.6%), 141 girls/220 boys
Over 12 years old – 210 (19.5%), 79 girls/131 boys
Over 13 years old – 129 (12%), 48 girls/81 boys

Breaking it down:
There are 361 children age 10 and up as of the end of December 2016. Of those 361 older children, 210 of them are 12+ and 129 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 129 children will age out of the system completely if their families do not reach them.

Four more children will age out this month… Lucy, Jubilee, Bryan, and Danny. This is heartbreaking for us as we have advocated for them for so very long.

Also, Thomas and Margaret both age out in February. A family already in process would be the best way to reach these two before they age out. Take a look at their profiles. 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 12/1/2016. 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.