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News Brief: Financial and Social Pressure and Lack of Support Factor Into Expectant Mothers’ Decisions

News Brief: Financial and Social Pressure and Lack of Support Factor Into Expectant Mothers’ Decisions

Expectant mothers who chose adoption most commonly cited financial pressure, social stigma, and a lack of support before and after placement in interviews with the Donaldson Adoption Institute.

the overall number of adoptions peaked in 2004, and has been falling since

News Brief: Domestic Adoptions Rise Slightly, Despite Overall Decrease in Adoption

Adoption: By the Numbers, the latest report from the National Council For Adoption, shows a slight increase in U.S. infant adoptions from 2007 to 2014.

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survey results on adoption cost and timing in 2015 and 2016

Adoption Cost and Timing in 2015-2016

Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed families across the country to get actual information on the cost and length of time it took them to complete their adoptions. We are grateful to every one of you who took our most recent Adoption Cost & Timing Survey.

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