Adoption Factbook

Adoption By the Numbers‚ÄčAdoption: By the Numbers

National 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

Adoption Factbook V

As with previous issues of the Adoption Factbook, the centerpiece of this comprehensive publication is the article presenting original research on infant adoptions in the United States. We will also present articles from leaders in the adoption field on the following topics:

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

Published in 2011.

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Adoption Factbook IV

Published in 2007. Download Adoption Factbook IV Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4, and  Part 5  or click the following links to view selected articles from Adoption Factbook IV: