Friday, November 11, 2011

Adoption Stats

Just thought I'd post some interesting adoption stats....
Hope you are educated.  I know I was.

There are an estimated 3.3 adoption seekers for every actual adoption.

Less than .1% of adoptions are contested each year.

‎86% of birth mothers and 81% of adoptees support access by adult adoptees to identifying information about their birth parents.

A comprehensive study in 1998 found that 95% of the adoptees who were surveyed expressed a desire to be found by their birth parents.

A comprehensive study in 1998 found that every birth parent who was surveyed wanted to be found by the child they had placed for adoption

‎72% of adopted adolescents want to know why they were adopted, 65% want to meet their birth parents, and 94% want to know which birth parent they looked like.

As many as 100 million Americans have adoption in their immediate family (adopting, placing, adopted)

Approximately 140,000 children are adopted by American families each year.

Approximately 7 million Americans are adopted persons

Approximately 130,000 foster care children were waiting to be adopted in 2007.

From 1999 to 2010 there were 224,615 international adoptions, 141,324 were females and 83,291 were males.

From 1952 to 1972, 8.7% of all premarital births were placed for adoption.
From 1973 to 1981, this percentage fell to 4.1%.
From 1982 to 1988, it fell further to 2%.

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