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International Adoption: Fast Facts

International Adoption: Fast Facts

In fiscal year 2014, U.S. families adopted 6,441 children from other countries. It’s becoming less common to adopt a healthy infant internationally. In 2012, the last year for which data is available, 10 percent of children adopted by families in the U.S. were younger than one, and an additional 59 percent were between the ages of one and four. Children who need adoption are most often from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, or Latin America.

Typically, the waiting time (and sometimes the total costs) for international adoption are more predictable than for a domestic adoption. International adoptions are usually handled by private, nonprofit adoption agencies. Some agencies that handle domestic adoptions also work in international adoption, although there are many agencies that specialize only in intercountry adoption…

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  • Mike Reynolds

    Thank you for up to date international adoption statistics!

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