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Adoption Facts

A few of the adoption facts that touch our hearts … and hopefully yours. But to really dive deeper to understanding the many facts and figures that are used to try and capture the orphan crisis around the world, we recommend reading the white paper from the Christian Alliance for Orphans, “On Understanding Orphan Statistics” — also available to click and download to the right.

Church Adoptions


If 1 family in every 3 churches in the US adopted a waiting child, every waiting child in the US would have a forever family.

International Adoptions


Over the past decade inter-country adoption to the U.S. has decreased 59% from its high of 22,991 in 2004 due to a low of 9,319 in 2011 primarily to restrictions by sending countries.

Adoption by the Numbers


Of the estimated 153 million orphans in the world, 17.8 million are “double orphans” (without a mother or father).

Would You Consider Adoption?

Would You Consider Adoption?

33% of Americans consider adoption. 79% of those are concerned about the costs, the biggest deterrent. Less than 2% adopt.