United States Adoption Statistics

Intertwined Hearts.jpgNational Adoption Awareness Month (November) is just around the corner. Here are some statistics about adoption in the United States:

• U.S. families adopt approximately 140,000 children each year. Source

• 7 million Americans are adopted. Source

• Over 100 million Americans have experienced adoption in their immediate family. Source

• 4 out of 10 (or 81.5 million) U.S. adults have considered pursuing adoption. Source

• Most American adoptions (59%) occur through foster care. Source

• The average child waits three years in foster care until they are adopted. Source

• 78% of Americans believe the U.S. should be doing more to encourage adoption. Source

Stay tuned to our blog for more information about adoption in our November adoption series (in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month)!

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Remember, these blog posts are not meant to be legal advice. You should consult a family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation.

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