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2004 Jordan Institute
for Families

Vol. 10, No. 1
December 2004

North Carolina Adoption Statistics

Adoptions in North Carolina
SFY 98-99
SFY 99-00
SFY 00-01
SFY 01-02
SFY 02-03
SFY 03-04
Public Agency Adoptions (Foster)
864
1,233
1,574
1,482
1,333
1,372
*International Adoptions
263
282
361
335
259
367
* *Total Adoptions
2,838
3,266
3,694
3,557
3,291
3,608
Children with Plan Goal of Adoption
3,113
3,363
3,033
2,975
2,942
2,838
* * *Children Legally Free for Adoption
919
1,097
1,25
1,358
1,170
1,024
 

* This number is not a subset of the Public Agency Adoption, but a subset of the Total Adoptions.

* * Total Adoptions include Public Agency, Private Agency, Independent, Other Relative, Step-Parent, Foreign, and Other.

* * * Children legally Free for Adoption does not necessarily mean that the child is in need of an adoptive family, as many of these children are already in the home where they will be adopted, such as with relatives or foster families.

Source: NCDSS, 2004a

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