Foster children in the US graduate college at shockingly low rates. One study tries to find out why.
Adoption News Updates
Find reports on pending bills and formal changes to U.S. and international adoption laws, the latest adoption statistics, adoption research, and more.
Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed adoptive families across the country. Here are the average expenses and timelines reported by families who completed international or domestic adoptions in 2013 or 2014.
The story of Davion Navar Henry Only may have finally come to an end.
The most recent State Department figures show that the number of foreign children adopted by United States parents declined by nine percent in 2014, bringing the number to its lowest in thirty three years – only 692 adoptions from the record low of 1982. There were 6,441 international adoptions – 653 less than in 2013.…
On Friday, Ohio became the 12th state to provide access to original birth certificates for adoptees. Hundreds of adoptees lined up at the Ohio State Department in Columbus to request copies of their state-held birth certificates, newly available thanks to a law that went into effect that day. The legislation, signed into law in 2013,…
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has raised the maximum adoption tax credit 2015 to $13,400, to account for inflation.
The Child-Parent Security Act addresses the legal rights of families formed in non-traditional ways, and through compensated surrogacy.
Jared Cassedy, a Korean adoptee, was awarded the second annual Grammy Music Educator title from The Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation.
Robert Refsnyder, a Korean adoptee, hopes to become the Yankees’ starting second baseman after playing in the minor leagues.
Several states have proposed legislation that would grant adoptee rights to access their original birth certificates and other records in 2015.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice’s Department of Adoptions updated the criteria for Hague Convention intercountry adoption to the United States.
A presidential memo would extend advance paid leave for new parents to all federal employees with a new child through birth, adoption, or foster placement.
The Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption has implemented changes in China’s adoption process in three areas: eligibility, post-placement, and fees.
New adoption rights laws in Florida and Oklahoma have made it easier for LGBT individuals to form legal adoptive families.
Adoptive Families magazine mourns the passing of Advisory Board member Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D., coauthor of Parenting the Hurt Child, Adopting the Hurt Child, and other books.
We spoke with Maggie Jones about her NYT article on the wave of adult adoptees who are moving back to South Korea—how she came to write this piece, and the overwhelming response she's received.
The results of the 2007-2008 Adoptive Families survey.
"Interstate barriers keep children in foster care, while willing parents are ignored."
The results of the 2010-2011 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.
The results of the 2009-2010 Adoptive Families Cost and Timing of Adoption Survey.