September 14, 2015

Children Who Are Adopted by Relatives on the Rise

The percentage of kids adopted by relatives increased by 72% between 2000 and 2013. 

In 2013, approximately 51,000 children from the child welfare system were adopted. Young children, ages birth to 5 (58%) and non-Hispanic white children (47%) comprised the largest proportion of kids adopted. Fster parents adopted 58% of these kids, with relatives (31%) and nonrelatives (26%) also adopting.

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Explore new Foster Care Adoption data available for the nation, states and the District of Columbia in the KIDS COUNT Data Center: