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.