Tuesday, November 11, 2008

adoption stats

  • 85% of adoptions happen because someone knows someone.
  • 20% of children exit foster care at age 18 without an adoptive family.
  • 85% of business offer their employees financial assistance with adoption.
  • 82% of European-born adopted children under 6 are from Russia or Romania.
  • 33% of adopted children under 18 live with a householder who has at least a bachelor’s degree. This compares with 26% for biological children and 16% for stepchildren.
  • 58% of American's are personally affected by adoption.

Please feel free to add more stats under comments, thanks!

(some of these stats are from the U.S. Census Bureau)

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