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Fiscal Year 2012 International Adoption Statistics

International Adoption to the United States declined in Fiscal 2012 (October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012), for the eighth year in a row. Total adoptions were 8,668.

Top Sending Countries
China2,697
Ethiopia1,568
Russia748
South Korea627
Ukraine395

(Source: http://adoption.state.gov/content/pdf/fy2012_annual_report.pdf)

Statistics for International Adoptions to the United States for Fiscal Year 2011

The total of international adoptions into the United States plunged during Fiscal Year 2011 to its lowest point since 1995:

Yearly Adoptions
20119319
201011058
200912744
200817456
200719608
200620680
200522734
200422991

The leading sending countries to the United States during FY 2011 were China, Ethiopia, Russia, South Korea and Ukraine. International adoption continued to be characterized by decline and also by a transformation into older and special needs adoption. (Source: http://adoption.state.gov/about_us/statistics.php)

Statistics for International Adoptions to the United States for Fiscal Year 2010

The Department of State has posted its 2010 Fiscal Year Annual Report. It makes grim reading. Total international adoptions again dropped, this year to 11,059. This number, however, does not include the around 1,100 children who came to the United States through the special Haitian humanitarian parole program which was in effect between Januay 18 through April 14, 2011). Of the 3,415 adoptions from China, over half were special needs or waiting adoptions. The number of adoptions from Russia again decreased, in 2010 to 1,082. The country which reflected a significant increase in international adoption was Ethiopia-the total of 2, 513 made Ethiopia the second largest sending country to the U.S. For the complete report see http://adoption.state.gov/content/pdf/fy2010_annual_report.pdf.

Statistics for International Adoptions to the United States for Fiscal Year 2009

The Department of State has released its final numbers for international adoptions to the United States for 2009. As expected the figures show a drastic decline in international adoption: the total number plunged 25 percent in a year to 12, 753, the lowest number since 1997. But even that number is artificially high because it includes over 1,000 children adopted from Guatemala and Vietnam, both of which are now closed to international adoption. Moreover the numbers do not reflect the change in direction of the China program. Still our largest sending country, (although less than half the size it was five years ago) the Chinese IA program is now over fifty percent a waiting child program.

World Total for Fiscal Years

    2009 - 12,753
    2008 - 17,475
    2007 - 19,609
    2006 - 20,680
    2005 - 22,728
    2004 - 22,884
    2003 - 21,616
    2002 - 20,099
    2001 - 19,237
    2000 - 17,718
    1999 - 16,363
    1998 - 15,774
    1997 - 12,743
    1996 - 10,641
    1995 - 8,987
    1994 - 8,333
    1993 - 7,377
    1992 - 6,472
    1991 - 8,481

Source: http://adoption.state.gov/news/total_chart.html


 

FY 2009

FY 2008

FY 2007

FY 2006

FY 2005

1

China

3001

Guatemala

4122

China

5453

China

6492

China

7903

2

Ethiopia

2277

China

3911

Guatemala

4727

Guatemala

4135

Russia

4631

3

Russia

1586

Russia

1857

Russia

2303

Russia

3702

Guatemala

3783

4

South Korea

1080

Ethiopia

1724

Ethiopia

1254

South Korea

1373

South Korea

1628

5

Guatemala

756

South Korea

1065

South Korea

938

Ethiopia

731

Ukraine

824

6

Ukraine

610"

Vietnam

748

Vietnam

828

Kazakhstan

588

Kazakhstan

755

7

Vietnam

481

Ukraine

490

Ukraine

613

Ukraine

463

Ethiopia

442

8

Haiti

330

Kazakhstan

380

Kazakhstan

547

Liberia

353

India

323

9

India

297

India

308

India

411

Colombia

344

Colombia

287

10

Kazakhstan

295

Colombia

306

Liberia

314

India

319

Philippines

268

11

Philippines

281

Haiti

301

Colombia

309

Haiti

310

Haiti

234

12

China - Taiwan

253

Philippines

292

Philippines

260

Philippines

248

Liberia

183

13

Colombia

238

Liberia

254

Haiti

191

China - Taiwan

187

China - Taiwan

141

14

Nigeria

110

China - Taiwan

219

China - Taiwan

184

Vietnam

163

Mexico

88

15

Ghana

103

Nigeria

149

Mexico

89

Mexico

70

Poland

73

16

Mexico

72

Mexico

105

Poland

84

Poland

67

Thailand

71

17

Uganda

69

Ghana

97

Thailand

66

Nepal

66

Brazil

66

18

Thailand

56

Kyrgyzstan

78

Brazil

55

Brazil

66

Nigeria

65

19

Jamaica

54

Poland

77

Kyrgyzstan

54

Nigeria

62

Jamaica

62

20

Poland

50

Thailand

59

Uganda

54

Thailand

56

Nepal

62