Family | Adoption advocates argue continued declines result from bad policies
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/12/19, 02:36 pm
The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. families plunged again last year, according to data the U.S. State Department released last month.
Intercountry adoptions declined by 14 percent, from 4,714 children in 2017 to 4,059 in 2018. The 2018 number is down 82 percent from a high of more than 22,000 in 2004.