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Recently, the National Council for Adoption, also known as NCFA, performed one of the largest surveys of adopting families. In today’s blog, I’ll be sharing some of the highlights found in the survey. If you’d like to learn more about what was included in the survey, I’ve linked it at the bottom of this post.
Here are the top 5 highlights from the most recent survey done by the NCFA:
- Most adoptive families are highly educated. 40% of adopting families hold a bachelor’s degree, and 33% hold a master’s degree.
- The largest motivation for adopting families is infertility. Most families, according to the survey, adopted because they had trouble getting pregnant.
- Adoption costs have nearly doubled since 2010. Several years ago, most adopting families felt the cost of adoption was a barrier to them, even after they adopted a child. It’s important to understand the costs of adoption and how you can alleviate some financial burdens. Visit our financial assistance page, to learn more about how you can make adoption more affordable.
- Open adoption is more prevalent. In my previous blog, I shared the benefits of open adoptions. Thankfully over the years, more and more families understand the benefits as well!
- A majority of children adopted needed services from their school. Children who come to their families through adoption usually had some sort of diagnosis like ADHD or they needed speech therapy. It’s essential for families to understand that the child they adopt may need services when they enter school.
There is so much information we can glean from the NCFA survey, so if you’re interested in learning more, check out the results here.
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