The total number of U.S. international adoptions were down from 11,059 in 2009/2010 to 9,320 in 2010/2011, according the U.S. Department of State. The Center for Adoption Policy reports that this is the lowest total since 1995. The highest numbers in U.S. based international adoption came in 2003/2004 with 22,991.
The top three countries for Americans to adopt from were:
- China: 2,589
- Ethiopia: 1,727
- Russia: 970
Alabama had 169 incoming adoptions and Georgia had 318. The top three adopting states were:
- California: 676
- Texas: 570
- New York: 549
Thanks to the Center for Adoption Policy for publicizing this year’s Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption.