8 Myths and Realities About Adoption

Debunking typical myths surrounding adoption.  You’ll be surprised!

Facts:

  • As of the 2010 Census, there were 1.53 million children under age 18 in America who joined their family through adoption, 2.4 percent of all children in that age range the U.S.
  • In the U.S., there are 5 million people today who were adopted. More than 70,000 children are adopted each year.
  • 40% of all Americans have a personal connection to adoption; 65-84% view it favorably.
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