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International Adoption Trends



2005  2006 2007 2008
Origin No. Origin No. Origin No. Origin No.
1 China 7,906 China  6,493  China 5,453 Guatemala 4,123
2 Russia 4,639 Guatemala  4,135 Guatemala 4,728 China 3,909
3 Guatemala 3,783 Russia 3,706 Russia  2,310 Russia 1,861
4 S. Korea  1,630 S. Korea 1,376 Ethiopia 1,255 Ethiopia 1,725
5 Ukraine  821 Ethiopia 732 S. Korea 939 S. Korea 1,065
6 Kazakhstan 755 Kazakhstan 587 Vietnam 828 Vietnam 751
7 Ethiopia 441 Ukraine 460 Ukraine 606 Ukraine 457
8 India 323 Liberia 353 Kazakhstan 540 Kazakhstan 380
9 Colombia 291 Colombia 344 India 416 India 307
10 Philippines 271 India 320 Liberia 314 Colombia 306
All countries 22,728 All countries 20.679 All countries 19,613
All countries 17,438
Source: U.S. Department of State. Note: Data reflect the number of immigrant visas issue to orphans coming to the United States.

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