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Adding Up Adoption

If you're seriously considering adoption then you know that the internet is chock full of statistical goodness on the subject! Here are a few facts you may not know:

  • There are 1.5 million adopted children in the United States, over 2% of all U.S. children.
  • The average cost for international adoption is $30,000.
  • One-fourth of foster care children are waiting for adoptive families.

There are numerous resources for adoption facts online. If you want some more research behind the numbers—and some more facts, too—the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute has information galore.

Cause when you’re considering adoption, it doesn’t hurt to have all the information you can get!

Posted: 3/31/08