How Many Children are Up for Adoption?

Over the years the number of children waiting to be adopted has fluctuated, currently in the US there are about 129,000 in foster homes. In 2008, the total number of children waiting outside the US to be adopted was only a little more than 17,000. Although some numbers aren’t entirely accurate because of the ‘black market’ selling of babies, these numbers do reflect the need to give these children safe and loving homes.