9 Statistics About Adoption in America

Adoption has long played a role in American history. What does adoption look like in the US today?

Jennifer Mellon July 04, 2016

This Independence Day, the United States will be 240 years old. Throughout our country’s history, the statistics surrounding adoption have been ever-changing. From public perception of adoption to the number of intercountry adoptions completed in a given year, the numbers have changed significantly. It can feel overwhelming for a family contemplating building their family through adoption to process all of the facts and figures regarding adoption in United States. The constant is that adoption is an important part of our country’s values and storied history. Great Americans were adopted and have adopted.

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Jennifer Mellon

Jennifer Mellon has worked in the children welfare field for more than a decade, serving in varying capacities as the Executive Director, Member Manager, and Chief Development Officer at Joint Council on International Children’s Services. She also worked for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) and served on the Board of the Campagna Center, which provides critical educational services to children and families in the DC Metro region. She currently serves on the Development Board for the National Council for Adoption.She is the Co-Founder and President of Trustify, which she founded with her husband, Danny Boice. They reside in Alexandria, Virginia with their 5 children.


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