Adoption Statistics at the IAC

Number of Adoptive Placements by Year:
  • 2014: 177
  • 2013: 188
  • 2012: 182
  • 2011: 140
  • 2010: 168
  • 2009: 147
Number of Matches by Year:
  • 2014: 220
  • 2013: 262
  • 2012: 234
  • 2011: 207
  • 2010: 236
  • 2009: 203
Number of pregnant women contacting IAC each year who are considering adoption:
  • 2014: 3,980
  • 2013: 2,968
  • 2012: 2,432
  • 2011: 2,000
  • 2010: 1,625
  • 2009: 1,237
The Wait Time 2006 - 2014
  • Average Wait Time: 15 months
  • Median Wait Time: 13 months
  • Percentage of Families Who had a Placement Within:
    12 months: 48%
    18 months: 67%
    24 months: 81%
    30 months: 90%
Wait Time by Family Type:
  • All Families: 15 months
  • Heterosexual Couple Families: 15 months
  • Gay Male Couple Families: 16 months
  • Lesbian Couple Families: 16 months
  • Single Parent Families: 15 months
  • Families with Children: 15 months
Average Wait Time by Race and Ethnicity of Adoptive Parents:

The average wait time for all families is 15 months.

For African American and Black families:
  • 7 months when both adoptive parents are African American or Black
  • 12 months when one adoptive parent is African American or Black
For Asian families:
  • 7 months when both adoptive parents are Asian
  • 16 months when one adoptive parent is Asian
For Caucasian families:
  • 17 months when both adoptive parents are Caucasian
For East Indian and Pakistani families:
  • 7 months when both adoptive parents are East Indian or Pakistani
  • 19 months when one adoptive parent is East Indian or Pakistani
For Latino(a)/Hispanic families:
  • 12 months when both adoptive parents are Latino(a)/Hispanic
  • 17 months when one adoptive parent is Latino(a)/Hispanic
Ethnic & Racial Backgrounds of Children Placed from 2009-2013
  • 52% Caucasian
  • 12% African American
  • 10% African American/Caucasian
  • 8% Caucasian/Hispanic
  • 7% Hispanic
  • 2% African American/Caucasian/Hispanic
  • 2% Asian/Caucasian
  • 1.5% African American/Hispanic
  • 1% Asian
  • 0.5% East Indian
  • 0.5% Pacific Islander
  • 0.5% African American/Asian
  • 0.5% Asian/Caucasian/Hispanic
  • 0.5% Asian/Hispanic
  • 0.5% Caucasian/Native American
  • 0.5% Caucasian/Pacific Islander
  • 1% Middle Eastern and other combinations