One in 3 children adopted from foster care are adopted by parents who are a different race.
Most adopted children from foster care are non-white, while the majority (73%) of the children’s adopted parents is white.
Nearly 40% of children adopted from foster care live in families with three or more adopted and birth children, making their family structures more complex than other adopted children.
Over 30,000 children in the American foster care system “age out” each year.The time it takes a couple to receive a child domestically or internationally depends on many factors, such as how restrictive a family’s adoption plan is (e.g., being open to only one race or gender).
Both domestic and international adoptions have similar total costs, typically ranging from $25,000 to $50,000, but they both have their own unique costs. For example, couples adopting internationally may have to budget for a visa, whereas couples adopting domestically may have to budget for the birth mother’s rent or medical bills.