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Friday, October 30, 2009

Stats

We don't often get accurate, up to date Canadian stats. So this is a bonus...for more immigration details, etc you can head over here. It's all just so fascinating. And, moreover it is my (our!) responsibility as pre-adoptive parents to get a better understanding of where some of our daughter's potentially future friends may live. The opportunity she will have to identify with others who share her culture, heritage, race, and loss (to name a few) is growing in leaps and bounds.

And I think it's exciting...don't you?

2008 INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION STATISTICS

News item has been prepared by the Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) and Family Helper.

(October 26, 2009). On Friday, the Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) received the 2008 international adoption statistics from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

In 2008, 1,908 children from abroad found adoptive homes in Canada. This is an increase from 2007 and marks a return to numbers last seen in 2004.

1995: 2,010 1998: 2,222 2001: 1,874 2004: 1,955 2007: 1,713
1996: 2,061 1999: 2,019 2002: 1,926 2005: 1,871 2008: 1,908
1997: 1,800 2000: 1,866 2003: 2,180 2006: 1,535

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS TO CANADA, 2003-2008

TOP 16 COUNTRIES, BY YEAR

Country of birth

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

China

1,113

1,001

973

608

662

429

U.S.

74

81

102

96

94

189

Ethiopia

14

34

31

61

134

183

Haiti

150

159

115

123

88

148

Philippines

58

62

70

53

90

118

South Korea

73

97

97

102

50

105

Vietnam

45

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--

34

82

105

Russia

92

106

88

95

96

90

Ukraine

23

16

39

23

45

62

India

70

37

41

36

45

54

Colombia

37

38

18

31

34

53

Kazakhstan

8

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--

10

37

48

Jamaica

43

23

22

19

20

22

Thailand

38

40

21

21

14

18

Belarus

50

32

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--

--

Taiwan

26

15

30

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Total, top 16 countries

1,768

1,655

1,586

1,239

1,386

1,624

Total, other countries

412

300

285

296

327

284

Grand Total

2,180

1,955

1,871

1,535

1,713

1,908

1 comment:

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

So exciting - I think by 2010, Ethiopia could be battling for first place...It's interesting to see how far we have come over the years.