We provide accurate, reliable, and up-to-date reports that inform and
equip professionals, policymakers, and the public at large to improve
and strengthen adoption.
In 2021, we conducted the largest survey ever of adoptive parents. NCFA explored the profile of adoptive parents, their experiences, and what has changed in adoption over time.
In 2022, we surveyed birth parents across the U.S. and conducted focus groups with birth moms to better understand this diverse population, their decision-making and levels of satisfaction, their relationship with their birth children, experiences with stigma and support, and much more.
In 2023, we researched the experiences of adult adoptees through a nationwide survey.
The Importance of Adoption Research
Policymakers and legislators look to research-based facts and statistics to inform their decision-making. Professionals draw from the most recent studies and reports to better understand the needs of the populations they are serving and identify areas for growth in their work. Members of the media, authors, and other content creators look to NCFA's expertise to help them identify the most relevant and accurate information about adoption as they cover current events and raise awareness about stories and issues in adoption.
Quick links to the most recent national statistics