Adoption/Adoptee Statistics

Adoption facts, statistics, data, & history 

History of Adoption

Orphan Trains

Georgia Tann

Indian Boarding Schools

I've linked to an Indigenous creator to follow and support this ongoing education, since to this day these residential schools remain open.

The for Profit Adoption Industry

Should the buying and selling of children account for a nations GDP?


Adoptee/Foster Youth Mental Health and other Risk Factors

Adoptee Rights

The United States adoption system goes against 15 out of 30 of UN's rights of a child.


Article 8 highlights part of our birthright that as adoptees is taken away from us the moment we are adopted.

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was enacted in 1978 in response to a crisis affecting American Indian and Alaska Native children, families, and tribes. Studies revealed that large numbers of Native children were being separated from their parents, extended families, and communities by state child welfare and private adoption agencies. In fact, research found that 25%–35% of all Native children were being removed; of these, 85% were placed outside of their families and communities—even when fit and willing relatives were available.

I'm also going to leave a link to an Indigenous creator to follow and support this ongoing education on ICWA. 

Illegal Adoptions Around the World

The Six Grave Violations

The six grave violations serve as the basis to gather information and report on violations affecting children, and are:

  • Killing and maiming of children;
  • Recruitment or use of children as soldiers;
  • Sexual violence against children;
  • Abduction of children;
  • Attacks against schools or hospitals;
  • Denial of humanitarian access for children.


Illegal Intercountry Adoptions Must be Prevented and Eliminated: UN Experts

“When illegal intercountry adoptions occur, various human rights are violated, including the rights of every child to preserve their identity,” the experts said in a joint statement published today, adding there are “devastating consequences on the lives and rights of victims.”