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Adoption

Data are for the U.S.

Ever adopted

  • Percent of women aged 18-44 who have ever adopted a child: 0.9% (2006-2010)
  • Percent of men aged 18-44 who have ever adopted a child: 1.4% (2006-2010)

Source: Key statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth

Adoption experiences

  • Percent of women aged 18-44 currently seeking to adopt a child: 1.6% (1996-2002)
  • Percent of infants who were relinquished for adoption within the first month of life among infants born to never-married women: 1.0% (1996-2002)

Source: Adoption Experiences of Women and Men and Demand for Children to Adopt by Women 18-44 Years of Age in the United States, 2002: tables 7, and 16 [PDF - 1.7 MB]

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