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April 2013Vol. 14, No. 3Annual Intercountry Adoption Report

The Office of Children's Issues within the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs has issued the Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption. The report is mandated by the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-279).

The report outlines the number of intercountry adoptions during fiscal year (FY) 2012 involving immigration to the United States, regardless of whether the adoption occurred under the Hague Adoption Convention, and it also outlines the number of intercountry adoptions involving emigration from the United States. A number of tables in the report provide 2012 intercountry adoption statistics, including average days to completion and fees. The report also shows:

  • There were 8,668 adoptions into the United States in FY 2012.
  • The largest number of children came from China—2,697.
  • Ninety-nine U.S. children emigrated to another country to be adopted.

 FY 2012 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption Report is available on the website for the Office of Children's Issues:  (525 KB)