Shared List Update as of February 8, 2017

Total Shared List Files – 1265

Girls – 426 (33.7%)
Boys – 839 (66.3%)
Dossier First (LID) files – 4 (0.32%)

Under Age 2
Girls – 8 (0.6%)
Boys – 12 (0.9%)

At Risk for Aging Out
Over 10 years old – 389 (30.8%), 156 girls/233 boys
Over 12 years old – 205 (16.2%), 86 girls/119 boys
Over 13 years old – 125 (9.9%), 51 girls/74 boys

Breaking it down:
There are 389 children age 10 and up as of the end of February 2017. Of those 389 older children, 205 of them are 12+ and 125 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 125 children will age out of the system completely if their families do not reach them.

Click here to meet our Aging Out boys*. Click here to meet out Aging Out girls*. As a mama I totally understand that teenager hood is scary in and of itself. But I also know how much my teens still need me to be their mama. And our Red Thread teens deserve no less that a family of their own.

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

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Although the shared list is live and always changing, these numbers are accurate as of the end of the business day on 2/8/2017. 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.