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Trends in U.S. Adoptions: 2008–2012
Provides national statistical estimates for the total number of children adopted in the United States in fiscal years 2008–2012. 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 from State courts, State departments of social services, 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
Data notes and limitations
Discussion and implications
Appendix A: Data sources
Appendix B: Glossary of adoption types
Appendix C: Total adoptions for selected years, 2001–2012
Appendix D: Public adoptions for selected years, 2001–2012
Appendix E: Intercountry adoptions for selected years, 2001–2012
Appendix F: Other adoptions for selected years, 2001–2012
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2016). Trends in U.S. adoptions: 2008–12. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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