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1. One of the earliest laws regarding adoption is called the Code of Hammurabi.
2. Before it closed adoptions in 2008, Guatemala sent one in every 100 children born for adoption abroad.
3. In the Bible, the Pharaoh’s daughter adopted baby Moses.
4. The average age for adoption is 3 years 10 months.
5. The highest adoption rate was recorded in 1985 in South Korea.
6. The US adopts more children internationally and locally than any other country in the world.
7. The largest adoptive parent group that is involved in adoption have been married for 3 years or longer.
8. There are two categories of adoption: open and closed.
9. In foster care, more than 60% of offspring spend 2 to 5 years before getting adopted.
10. Adoption takes nearly 3 years & costs an estimate of $30,000 dollars to adopt a baby internationally.
11. You have to pay less to adopt a black child than white children in domestic adoption.
12. Gay couples can not adopt in Mississippi or Utah.
13. In Asia, there are two children orphaned for every kid born in the U.S.
14. Nearly seven million Americans are adopted.
15. Vladimir Putin signed a bill that became known as the Dima Yakovlev Law that denies adoption of Russian children to United States.
16. Nearly 140,000 babies are adopted by American families each year.
17. 90% of adopted kids have positive feelings about being adopted.
18. 72% of children were engaged in adoption because of abuse, 12% because of family dysfunction and 8% due to the birth family were in ‘acute stress’.
19. Famous people who engaged in adoption are Jamie Foxx, Jack Nicholson, Ray Liotta, Steve Jobs, Nicole Richie, Debbie Harry, Melissa Gilbert, Frances McDormand and Scott Hamilton.
20. A women are recommended to wear a maternity pillow to appear pregnant until the adoption is finalized in South Korea.
21. One of the sister of Olympic star Dominique Moceanu, given up for adoption because she had no legs.
22. In foster care, approximately 400,000 children in the U.S. cannot be returned to their families and are waiting to be adopted.
23. Most adopted offspring from foster care are non-white, while the mainstream of the children’s adopted parents is white.
24. The time taken to obtain children internationally or domestically depends on many issues, like as how preventive a family’s adoption plan is.
25. Both international and domestic adoptions have comparable costs, classically ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 dollars.
26. U.S. people accomplished 19,942 worldwide adoptions in 2007, which dropped to 9,319 in 2011 as international adoptions turn out to be more restricted.
27. Couples who adopt internationally have no access to a medical record of the child, such as family medical history.
28. There are more orphans in Sub-Sahara Africa than children in Canada, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
29. Only seven states legally enforce open adoption: New Mexico, Oregon, Minnesota, Nebraska, California, Indiana, and Washington.
30. A woman adopted a child and murdered over 400 babies in order to make money on adoption fees.
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