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US: The international adoption rate has plummeted in the US (Opinion)
TRT World – July 20, 2017
International adoptions have decreased annually from their global apex in 2004, when 22,989 children were adopted internationally by US parents, according to a new report from the US State Department. Last year, 5,372 visas were issued; a mere 23 percent of the total from 2004.
Also: 2017 State Department Report: https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/aa/pdfs/2016%20Annual%20Report%20on%20Intercountry%20Adoptions.pdf
Information Gateway resource: Laws Related to Adoption: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/laws/