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How Many Children Were Adopted in 2007 and 2008?
Provides national statistical estimates for the total number of children adopted in the United States in fiscal years 2007 and 2008. The report includes highlights of the data; findings on the numbers of public agency, intercountry, and other adoptions; and data aggregations in exhibits, tables, and appendices. Data were collected by State courts, State bureaus of vital records, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Table of Contents
Glossary of Adoption Types
Conclusion and Next Steps
Appendix A: Total Adoptions for Selected Years, 2000–2008
Appendix B: Public Agency Adoptions as Percentage of Total Adoptions, 2000, 2007, and 2008
Appendix C: Adoptions by Type and State, 2007 and 2008
Appendix D: Alternative Adoption Calculation
Appendix E: State-Specific Data Notes
Acknowledgment(s): Gene Flango, Ph.D., of the National Center for State Courts served as chief consultant for this paper. Penny Maza, Ph.D., provided comments and insight. The Office of Children's Issues of the Department of State and many States and counties also contributed to this effort.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2011). How many children were adopted in 2007 and 2008? Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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