How many families are seeking to adopt?
1.5 million American families
It is interesting to know that the demand for adoption appears to have remained stable over time. For example, in 1988, 204,000 families in the United States of America were currently taking steps to adopt. Moreover, in 1995 the number was 232,000. In 2010, 1.5 million American families took steps to adopt. Statistics show that most adoptive parents are two parent families aged 31 to 40. Needless to say, most parents attended or completed college. Keep in mind that nearly two-thirds of adoptive families earned $50,000 or more.