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What Were the Top 20 Countries Being Adopted from in 2009?

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Question: What Were the Top 20 Countries Being Adopted from in 2009?
According to the U.S. Department of State's Web site 12,753 were issued to orphans entering the United States in 2009 from the top 20 countries listed below. Compare this to the 2008, adoption statistics of 17,438 visas. The number of international adoptions dropped between 2008 and 2009 by 27% and has continued to drop over the past 4 years.

These statistics work within the U.S. Government fiscal year, which begins on October 1 and ends on September 30.

Answer:
  • 3,001 - China
  • 2,277 - Ethiopia
  • 1,586 - Russia
  • 1,080 - South Korea
  • 756 - Guatemala
  • 610 - Ukraine
  • 481 - Vietnam
  • 330 - Haiti
  • 297 - India
  • 295 - Kazakhstan
  • 281 - Philippines
  • 253 - China - Taiwan
  • 238 - Colombia
  • 110 - Nigeria
  • 103 - Ghana
  • 72 - Mexico
  • 69 - Uganda
  • 56 - Thailand
  • 54 - Jamaica
  • 50 - Poland

SOURCE:
United States Department of State

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