Total Shared List Files – 1382
Girls – 468 (33.9%)
Boys – 914 (66.1%)
Dossier First (LID) files –3 (0.22%)
At Risk for Aging Out
Over 10 years old – 405 (30.8%), 158 girls/247 boys
Over 12 years old – 198 (16.2%), 82 girls/116 boys
Over 13 years old – 114 (9.9%), 47 girls/67 boys
Breaking it down
There are 405 children age 10 and up as of the end of March 2017. Of those 405 older children, 198 of them are 12+ and 114 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 114 children will age out of the system completely if their families do not reach them.
Click here to meet our Aging Out Boys whose files are on the shared list* or here to meet our Aging Out Boys whose files are designated to an agency.* Click here to meet out Aging Out Girls whose files are on the shared list* or here to meet Jessica whose file is currently assigned to an agency.*
Advocates are hopeful that all of these amazing kids will be matched with a family of their very 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 3/17/2017. 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 for 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.