Leading Nations for Adoptions

We thought you might be interested to know which nations provide the most international adoptions in the US. Swivel.com recently posted a graph showing the top 5 nations.

China tops the list, followed by Guatemala, Russia, South Korea, and Ethiopia. Interestingly, China and South Korea have seen declines in recent years but are still popular choices.

We are pursuing adoption from South Korea, and are currently waiting to receive a formal application that will get us on the “waiting list.” One of the reasons we chose South Korea is because they are one of three nations where infants (children under one year old) can be adopted (along with Guatemala and Vietnam), we’ve been told. We also chose South Korea because of their long track record and the credibility they’ve developed over the years.

If all goes according to plan, we hope to bring our child home in early 2008!

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