international adoption statistics

Each year, the U.S. State Department releases a list of the top countries issuing visas to immigrant children coming to the U.S. Below is a list of the top 20 countries in 2013 and the number of total adoptions.

Country Total
China 2,306
Ethiopia 993
Ukraine 438
Haiti 388
Democratic Republic of the Congo 313
Uganda 276
Russia 250
Nigeria 183
Philippines 178
Ghana 170
Bulgaria 159
Colombia 159
Republic of Korea 138
India 119
Taiwan 94
Latvia 89
Jamaica 79
Guyana 50
Poland 49
Pakistan 47

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Identity in Adoption: Mirrors and Windows

Thursday May 7, 2015
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Identity in Adoption: Mirrors and Windows

Join moderator Leah Bloom, LMFT, a faculty member at the Chicago Center For Family Health and an adult internationally adopted person, as she leads our panel through a discussion about the intricacies of identity formation within an adopted individual. Martha Osborne, founder of RainbowKids and a domestically adopted individual will be one of four people sharing personal experiences and insights into growing up adopted.

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