Adoption Statistics


Adoption can be a daunting topic for many that are interested in undertaking the process. If you’re considering adoption and are completely new to the concept, consider these statistics on adoption:

  • 6 in 10 Americans have had a personal experience with adoption.
  • An estimated 1 million children in the United States live with adopted parents.
  • Over 90% of adopted children ages 5 and older have positive feelings about their adoption.
  • 62% of children adopted privately are placed with the adoptive family when they are newborns or less than one year old.
  • 88% of adoptive parents describe themselves as “happy” couples, compared to 83% of non-adoptive parents.