GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

International Adoption Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"37% of internationally adopted children are aged between 1 and 2 years."

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"The number of international adoptions by U.S. families has declined by 82% since 2004."

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"Children adopted internationally are less likely to be adopted by single parents compared to domestic adoptions."

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"Russia halted the adoption of children by U.S. citizens in 2012."

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"International adoptions account for roughly 10% of all adoptions in the U.S."

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"Ethiopia banned international adoptions in 2018 due to concerns about child trafficking."

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"Colombia has emerged as a leading country of origin for adoptions in recent years."

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"In 2019, there were 2,971 children adopted internationally by U.S. families."

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"The average cost of an international adoption ranges from $25,000 to $50,000."

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"The U.S. has agreements for international adoptions with over 100 countries."

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"The average age of children adopted internationally is increasing, with many older children finding families abroad."

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"Vietnam resumed international adoptions to the U.S. in 2014 after a six-year hiatus."

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"The Hague Adoption Convention, implemented in 2008, regulates international adoptions, making them more transparent and ethical."

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"Prospective parents may wait 1 to 5 years to complete an international adoption."

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"South Korea has one of the longest histories of intercountry adoption, starting extensively in the 1950s."

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"The process for adopting internationally typically involves both U.S. and the child’s country legal procedures."

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"International adoptees may face significant challenges, including language barriers and cultural assimilation struggles."

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"China remains the leading country of origin for international adoptions to the U.S."

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"In 2019, 25% of international adoptions involved children with special needs."

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"International adoptions make up less than 1% of all child adoptions worldwide."

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