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How Many Children Were Adopted in 2000 and 2001?
Reports an estimate of the number of children adopted in each of the States for 2000 and 2001 and uses these numbers to estimate the composition and trends of all adoptions in the United States. Key findings include the fact that, in 2000 and 2001, about 127,000 children were adopted annually in the United States.
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Acknowledgment(s): The Children's Bureau and its Child Welfare Information Gateway are grateful to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) for its important work in verifying adoption information from courts, bureaus of vital records, Native American Tribes, and private adoption agencies. Project staff from NCSC include Victor E. Flango, Vice President; Carol R. Flango, Director of Knowledge and Information Services; Ann L. Keith, Research Associate; and Mary C. McFarland, Information Analyst. Information Gateway also wishes to acknowledge the Office of Immigration Statistics, Department of Homeland Security, for providing information on destination States of children with immigrant visas, as well as the hundreds of contacts in each of the States who assisted in the verification of adoption information. Finally, Information Gateway recognizes Penelope Maza, Ph.D., of the Children's Bureau, for her thoughtful, comprehensive review and comments on multiple drafts of this report.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2004). How many children were adopted in 2000 and 2001? Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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