“Adoption: By The Numbers” – NCFA Releases Comprehensive Adoption Statistics

If you’ve tried to gather numbers about domestic infant adoptions in the United States, you’ve probably run into a bit of a wall: the data is really difficult to find. The reason for this is simple: beginning in 1975, states were no longer required to track this information. Fortunately, the National Council for Adoption (NCFA) stepped in and began tracking the data instead, believing that the numbers were important to “policymakers, adoption agencies, social workers, attorneys, health professionals, researchers, adopted persons, biological parents, and potential adoptive parents.” In 1985 they released their first “By The Numbers” report. Now the most recent “By The Numbers” report – covering adoption statistics from 1982 to 2014 – has been released.

Read the report here. 

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