Publication Year: 2009
More and more Americans are creating families by adopting children from foreign countries. In 2000, U.S. families adopted 18,477 foreign-born children. Overall, China was the greatest source for intercountry adoptions, followed in descending order by Russia, South Korea, Guatemala, Romania, Vietnam, Ukraine, India, and Cambodia. This factsheet provides an overview of the process of adopting children from another country, from selecting an adoption agency to complying with immigration requirements.
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