Adoption In The US – Infographic

In the United States . . .

  • Over 100,000 children are adopted each year.
  • 58% of Americans know someone who is adopted or who has adopted
  • 1/25 households have at least one adopted child
  • 85% of adopted children are in excellent or very good health
  • 3 in 4 adopted children are read or sung to every day
  • 1/2 of adopted children eat meals together with their families 6-7 days per week
  • 1/2 of adopted children have excellent or very good performance in reading, language arts, and math
  • Adopted children are less likely to live below the poverty level
  • Adopted children are more likely to participate in extracurricular activities
  • 68% of adoptive families have contact with the birth family after the adoption

These statistics were compiled and presented by American Adoptions.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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  1. Rachel Skousen Post author


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