GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

United States Adoption Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"There are approximately 135,000 children adopted in the United States each year."

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"Around 59% of non-stepparent adoptions are from the foster care system."

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"About 26% of foster children will go on to be adopted."

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"There are over 120,000 children waiting to be adopted in the US."

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"Approximately 7 million Americans are adopted persons."

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"The average age of adopted children is 7 years old."

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"There is nearly an equal distribution of male and female adopted children."

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"40% of adopted children are of a different race, culture, or ethnicity than both of their adoptive parents."

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"The average cost of adoption through a private agency ranges from $20,000 to $45,000."

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"Around 62% of children adopted from foster care are adopted by their foster parents."

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"As of 2016, 2% of U.S. children were adopted, either through domestic or international adoption."

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"In 2021, there were 1,406 international adoptions to the United States."

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"In 2019, over 20,000 young people aged out of foster care without permanent families."

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"Nearly half of American households have at least one person who has a close friend or family member who was adopted."

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"Internationally adopted children make up 15% of the total U.S. adopted population."

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"Over 90% of adoptees over the age of 5 have positive feelings about their adoption."

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"81.5 million Americans have considered adopting a child."

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"There's been a 86% decline in international adoptions to the US since 2004."

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"Approximately 2% of the total child population in the United States is adopted."

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"Adoptive families represent all socioeconomic levels, educational levels, and racial and ethnic groups."

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