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Foreign Adoptions By Americans Decline Again

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents fell by 7 percent last year, to the lowest level since 1994, and is likely to plunge further this year due to the new ban by Russia on adoptions by Americans.

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Figures released Thursday by the State Department for the 2012 fiscal year showed 8,668 adoptions from abroad, down from 9,320 in 2011 and down about 62 percent from the all-time peak of 22,884 in 2004.

As usual, China accounted for the most children adopted in the U.S, with a total of 2,589.

Ethiopia was second, at 1,568, followed by Russia with 748. For this year, the figure from Russia will likely shrink to only a few dozen adoptions that were nearing approval before the ban was enacted last month.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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