2004 Jordan Institute
10, No. 1
North Carolina Adoption Statistics
* 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