I read a very interesting article from our adoption attorney with shocking numbers that I wanted to share with you.
"Recent statistics show that single women account for about 40% of the pregnancies in the United States. Fifty years ago, that wound have been a strong indicator that there were a lot of adoptions taking place. But this is a different day. Abortions are common and easy to obtain (not easy to live with afterwards). Less than 1 % of single women relinquish their child for adoption. We need to step up and talk plainly to young women about the life giving choice of adoption."
"International adoptions grew in numbers for over 10 years, peaking in 1004 at 22,000. Since that time, there has been a steady decline in the number of adoptions as various countries have either closed or slowed the pace of adoptions. With the number of families wanting to adopt still high, the challenge is to find a stable, predictable country from which to adopt. We continue to see 2 or 3 families seeking to adopt baby girls for every family who seeks to adopt a boy. The need for families to adopt older children remains high and we continually pray for families to meet this need." -Ron Stoddart