Total Adoptions in the U.S. by State

1990, 2000, and 2001

This table details the number of children adopted in each state in the U.S., plus the total number of adoptions in the United States. The state with the highest number of adoptions, as of 2001, is New York, with 10,209 adoptions. The total number for the United States is 127,407.

State 1990 2000 2001
Alabama 1,907 2,009 1,857
Alaska 611 634 616
Arizona 1,541 1,736 1,642
Arkansas 1,671 1,907 1,698
California 12,6082 9,0541 9,202
Colorado 1,501 2,895 2,877
Connecticut 923 1,210 1,164
Delaware 226 222 225
District of Columbia 292 492 548
Florida 9,131 8,088 8,435
Georgia 2,921 3,4992 3,4993
Hawaii 1,141 626 766
Idaho 952 998 1,048
Illinois 5,199 6,921 6,673
Indiana 2,778 3,486 3,588
Iowa 1,501 1,116 1,116
Kansas 1,810 2,025 1,880
Kentucky 1,585 2,265 2,086
Louisiana 1,945 1,553 1,391
Maine 863 9572 9573
Maryland 1,634 4,161 4,384
Massachusetts 2,275 2,697 3,259
Michigan 5,294 6,190 6,274
Minnesota 2,072 1,622 2,094
Mississippi 1,348 866 8663
Missouri 2,139 2,554 2,5543
Montana 626 608 600
Nebraska 1,003 920 939
Nevada 691 827 764
New Hampshire 701 690 630
New Jersey 2,085 2,294 2,384
New Mexico 642 723 680
New York 7,670 10,821 10,209
North Carolina 3,637 2,7101 2,3282
North Dakota 415 337 368
Ohio 5,163 5,693 5,564
Oklahoma 2,238 1,533 1,5333
Oregon 1,715 2,064 2,029
Pennsylvania 4,681 4,458 4,748
Rhode Island 454 600 617
South Carolina 1,114 1,237 1,648
South Dakota 433 432 399
Tennessee 1,845 2,528 2,633
Texas 7,277 8,329 7,957
Utah 1,151 1,599 1,387
Vermont 464 393 407
Virginia 2,335 2,218 2,301
Washington 2,448 3,025 2,748
West Virginia 1,140 921 908
Wisconsin 1,948 2,475 2,515
Wyoming 394 412 4123
Total 118,138 127,630 127,407

Source: U.S. State Department. Web: http://adoption.state.gov/news/total_chart.html .

Information Please® Database, © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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