Total Shared List Files – 3,418
Girls – 984 (28.7%)
Boys – 2434 (71.2%)
At Risk for Aging Out
Over 10 years old – 1,148 (33.5%), 354 girls/794 boys
Over 12 years old – 521 (15.2%), 176 girls/345 boys
Over 13 years old – 229 (6.7%), 78 girls/151 boys
Breaking it down
There are 1,148 children age 10 and up as of the beginning of June 2018. Of those older children, 521 of them are 12+ and 229 of them are 13+. This means by this time next year, 229 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.* Click here to meet out Aging Out Girls whose files are on the shared list.*
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!
Although the shared list is live and always changing, these numbers are accurate as of the end of the business day on May 31, 2018. The Shared List does not include 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.
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