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2014 Report on Intercountry Adoption

The U.S. Department of State just released its 2014 Report on Intercountry Adoption.


Here are a few facts that we pulled out of this report that we thought might be particularly interesting:

* 2,040 adoptions from China were completed in 2014. This is a 10% decrease in the number of children from China being adopted to the U.S. compared to the previous year, 2013, when 2,301 kids were chosen by American families.

* The average adoption from China took 282 days to complete.

* The average amount of fees required for adoption from China in 2014 was $15,825. This compares to average fees of $15,674 in 2013 and and $15,600 in 2012.

* Only three disruptions were reported in 2014. Please note that agencies self-report for disruption, so we know that this number is probably much higher than reported here.

The full report can be found at this link.

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As always, our Adoption Advocacy Team is available to answer adoption-related questions. You can reach them at adoption@lwbmail.com.

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Even though we aren’t an adoption agency, we certainly hope that each and every child in our care (like Robin and Clyde, Aaron, and Luke shown above) will one day have a chance for a permanent, loving forever family of their own!

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact adoption@lwbmail.com with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.

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