Monday, December 21, 2009

1 of 253

The US state department has released their statistics for international adoption in fiscal year 2009. In 2009 there were 236 IR-3s and 17 IR-4s issued for Taiwan born children totaling 253. Hannah Claire is one of those 253. Six of those children came to our state. Feeling blessed to know a few of those six! Pretty interesting to peek around these statistics and see how much things have changed in the last few years with the China slow down, Guatemala changes, and Ethiopian surge.


  1. Thank you for posting this! This is such interesting information. May I ask how you found the number for your state? I tried to use the site that you provided the link for, but couldn't find it for our state. . .then again, I've been baking all night long and I'm a bit loopy!

  2. Tiff, Click on adoptions per state header. It takes you to a map of the US. Click on the state abbreviation on the map and it will take you to a page that lists what countries the adoptions in your state were from. From here, make sure to click on 2009. I think it first pulled up a total from the last several years, not 2009 only.

  3. Sarah,

    Thank you for sharing this ~ we saved these statistics for our daughter (Kaz.) and I have been hoping to find the same for Tyler.

    Am I the only with goosebumps? How lucky we are to have one of the precious 253...I don't know why we were granted this incredible gift, but I'm grateful for him each & every day. AND how wonderful to be able to have met and/or follow along with so many of the wonderful others!


  4. Those numbers should be soooooo much higher!
    Hoping 2010 brings more children home.
    So Glad HC is one of the few.
    God has favored your sweet little pumpkin, no doubt about it.

  5. That's so cool...we're one of the 253, too. Thanks for sharing the link! Merry Christmas Sarah, Kevin and Hannah Claire - I hope your first Christmas as a family is extra special this year!



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