Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Foreign Adoptions by Americans hits three decade low (30 years) and will erode further.

Foreign adoptions by Americans fell 12% last year to the lowest level in more than three decades, according to new figures from the State Department.
The decline is largely because of measures designed to prevent child-trafficking and promote adoption within developing countries, adoption advocates said.
The State Department reported that 5,648 children were adopted abroad in the 2015 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, down from 6,438 in 2014 and from a peak of 22,884 in 2004.
The last year that fewer overall adoptions were recorded was 1981, at 4,868.
China remains the most popular source of Americans’ foreign adoptions, with 2,354, a 15% increase from 2014. But that number pales compared with 7,903 in 2005.

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