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Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

2011 Intercountry Adoptions report released from U.S. State Department

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The Annual Report for 2011 Intercountry Adoptions is now available through the U.S. State Department, which oversees intercountry adoptions for the United States.

Some of the interesting highlights from the report:

  • Total adoptions to the U.S. was 9,320, a decrease from 11,058 in 2010.
  • The top sending countries were China (2,589), Ethiopia (1,727), Russia (970), South Korea (736) and Ukraine (632).
  • The top receiving states were California (676), New York (549), Texas (570), Illinois (434) and Florida (398).
  • The number of outgoing adoptions (that is, children born in the U.S. and adopted to other countries) rose to 73 from 43 in 2010. Most of these children went to Canada (31 children) and the Netherlands (27 children).
  • 5 adoptions were disrupted (meaning the child was placed into the pre-adoptive home but removed prior to the finalization of the adoption) and of those, 4 involved children from India
  • 33 adoptions involving 41 children were reported dissolved after finalization occurred during 2011.

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