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  • Marley Greiner
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    Four percent of U.S. households adopt

    And this isn't broken down into stepparent adoptions?

    Marley


    "LilMtnCbn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story....mTywrVChrPB25Z Four percent of U.S. households adopt UPI - Saturday, November 20, 2004 Date: Saturday, November 20, 2004 5:21:54 PM EST WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- National Adoption Month in November focuses attention on the increasing number of children in the U.S. child welfare system waiting to be adopted. Each year, the president joins the adoption community across the country in proclaiming November as a month when Americans should be aware of adoption as a way to build a family. There about 1.6 million adopted children under the age of 18 -- 2.5 percent of all U.S. children of householders, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Sixteen percent of all U.S. adopted children are African-American, 7 percent are Asian and 2 percent are Native American. Thirteen percent of all U.S. adoptions are foreign-born. More than 80 percent of European-born adopted children under age 6 are from Russia or Romania, while nearly half of foreign-born adopted children are from Asia. More than 1.7 million U.S. households contain adopted children -- 4 percent of all households that have children. ------------------------- A good friend will come and bail you out of jail . . . but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "**** . . . that was fun!" -----Unknown

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    Four percent of U.S. households adopt

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    Four percent of U.S. households adopt

    UPI - Saturday, November 20, 2004

    Date: Saturday, November 20, 2004 5:21:54 PM EST

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- National Adoption Month in November focuses
    attention on the increasing number of children in the U.S. child welfare system
    waiting to be adopted.

    Each year, the president joins the adoption community across the country in
    proclaiming November as a month when Americans should be aware of adoption as a
    way to build a family.

    There about 1.6 million adopted children under the age of 18 -- 2.5 percent of
    all U.S. children of householders, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Sixteen percent of all U.S. adopted children are African-American, 7 percent
    are Asian and 2 percent are Native American.

    Thirteen percent of all U.S. adoptions are foreign-born. More than 80 percent
    of European-born adopted children under age 6 are from Russia or Romania, while
    nearly half of foreign-born adopted children are from Asia.

    More than 1.7 million U.S. households contain adopted children -- 4 percent of
    all households that have children.






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    A good friend will come and bail you out of jail . . . but, a true friend will
    be sitting next to you saying, "**** . . . that was fun!"
    -----Unknown
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