➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Why Did International Adoption Suddenly End?
Priceonomics – July 30, 2016
From its historic peak in the mid-2000s, the number of international adoptions began to fall. It has been falling ever since. According to figures collected by the U.S. State Department, Americans adopted 5,647 children from other countries last year, the lowest figure since the early 1980s. That is a 75% decline in just over one decade. Information Gateway Resource: Intercountry Adoption : https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/adopt-ethics/types/intercountry/