US Adoptions From Other Countries Decline Again

Posted on March 14, 2019 10:12 am

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The number of children adopted from other countries by people in the United States fell by 14 percent last year, with a steep drop in adoptions from China making up a large portion of the decline, the State Department said Thursday. The overall drop is a continuation of a decade-long trend, with annual declines that have sent the number of adoptions from 12,753 in 2009 to 4,059 in 2018. In its annual report to Congress released Thursday, the State Department’s Office of Children’s Issues attributed fewer adoptions of Chinese children to “an improvement in economic circumstances” as well as the