Foster care and adoption in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on foster care and adoption in the U.S.

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about foster care adoption and intercountry adoption in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • U.S. children's living arrangements from 1970-2018

    • Number of children in the U.S. 2017, by relationship to householder

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2009-2017

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children waiting for adoption 2007-2017

    • Intercountry adoptions to the U.S. - incoming number, by state 2018

  • 2. Foster care
    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children entering care 2007-2017

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children exiting care 2007-2017

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2017, by gender

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2017, by age

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2017, by race/ethnicity

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2017, by placement settings

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2017, by case goals

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2017, by time in care

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children exiting 2017, by reasons for discharge

  • 3. Adoption
    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of adopted with public agency involved 2007-2017

    • Racial distribution of adopted children in the U.S. fiscal year 2017

    • Distribution of children age at time of adoption in the U.S. fiscal year 2017

    • Adoption in the U.S. - number of adopted children 2017, by family structure

    • Number of adoptions in the U.S. 2017, by prior adoptive parent-child relationship

    • Time between termination of parental rights and adoption in the U.S. fiscal year 2017

    • Annual terminations of parental rights in the U.S. in FY 2008-2017

  • 4. Intercountry adoption
    • Top 5 countries for intercountry adoptions into the U.S. 2018

    • Intercountry adoptions involving the U.S., by gender 2018

    • Intercountry adoptions involving the U.S., by age 2018

    • Intercountry adoptions involving the U.S., by visa type 2018

    • Emigrating adoptions in the U.S. 2018, by receiving country

    • Intercountry adoptions in the U.S. - average number of days to completion 2018

    • Intercountry adoptions into the U.S. - adoption fees 2018, by country

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