Statistics Of Transracial Adoption

Transracial adoption can apply to both domestic and international adoptions in which an adoptee is of a different ethnic background than the adoptive family.

According to Child Welfare Information Gateway, there are fewer Caucasian children up for adoption in the last few years. As transracial domestic adoption becomes more common, attitudes will change. Unfortunately, there's no statistic to predict the likelihood of a complete stranger asking rude or personal questions about your transracial family. Between 1,000 and 2,000 African-American children are adopted by Caucasian families every year, according to a 1991 study by Dorothy Brooks. Which, while dated, may speak volumes for more contemporary numbers.

The other side of transracial adoption statistics are the international numbers, which have decreased significantly since 2004. In 2010, the number of international adoptions reached a number that hadn't been so low since 1996, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

There were 12,728 visas granted to orphans in 2009, a 46 percent decrease in a mere five years, according to data compiled by, a service of the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

The majority of international adoptees in 2009 came from China and Ethiopia, by a small margin. Ten years ago, more Russian orphans were granted visas than both Chinese and Ethiopian orphans in 2009. Since 1999, nearly a quarter of a million children were adopted internationally. Well over half of which were female and under a year old.

No results found for statistics of transracial adoption.

Did you mean: cost of transracial adoption or statistics of irish adoption or pros on transracial adoption?

Visitor Comments (0) - Be the first to comment
Adding your comments contributes to the adoption community. Please keep all comments on topic and civil. Visitors are invited to comment and vote for or flag comments based on appropriateness and helpfulness. All comments must adhere to our commenting rules and are subject to moderation.
Hoping to Adopt?
New Jersey
Click here to visit Adoptions From The Heart
Building beautiful families through adoption since 1985. A leader in open adoption, AFTH provides services to pregnant women wishing to create an adoption plan and adoptive families seeking to create a family.
Adoptions From The Heart
(800) 355-5500   Fax (610) 642-7938

Parent Profiles

We wanted to start off by first simply saying thank you thank you for making the decision that you did, thank you for your time spent reading our profile and thank you for your help in... [more]

[about us]   [contact us]   [waiting couples in NJ]   [all]

Adoption Photo Listing

Dezi (KS / 14 / M)
Dezi is a very delightful young man who needs boundaries and structure, but also some flexibility to explore his interests. Dezi enjoys collecting new things. Sometimes he can... [more]

[about me]   [search]   [waiting children in KS]   [all]