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October 21, 2020
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A Note from NCFA:
Adoption by the Numbers has now been updated! Please visit to see the 2022 report.

Adoption: By the Numbers

The cover for Adoption by the NumbersNational Council For Adoption’s Adoption: By the Numbers is the only comprehensive source of the most recent adoption statistics. Featuring data collected and analyzed by Drs. Jo Jones and Paul Placek, this publication explores trends in domestic infant adoption, intercountry adoption, and adoption through foster care. Published in 2017, Adoption: By the Numbers is the newest version of the National Adoption Data research study that is assembled by NCFA approximately every five years and published in previous Adoption Factbooks.

Adoption: By the Numbers is available to read or download online for free. Hard copy not available.

Adoption Factbook V

Published in 2011, the Adoption Factbook V, centers on original research on infant adoptions in the United States. It also includes articles on:

  • Data and Statistics
  • Issues for Adoptive Parents
  • Issues for Birth Parents
  • International Adoption
  • Foster Care
  • Health Issues Related to Adopted Children
  • Putative Father Registries
  • Adoption-related Legislation
  • Adoption Outcomes

Contact to request a copy.

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