RTTNews – The U.S. Department of State has released the Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Adoption Report.
It says that in Fiscal Year 2010, the U.S. Government issued 11,059 immigrant visas to children adopted by U.S. citizen adopting parents. These children immigrated to the United States from over 100 different countries and found new homes in every one of the 50 states.
Americans adopted children mostly from China (3,401), Ethiopia (2,513), and Russia (1,082).
The report says the United States is committed to ensuring that all inter-country adoptions are in the best interests of the child and that effective safeguards are in place to ensure safe, transparent, and successful adoption procedures.
The Department of State has issued Adoption Alerts to caution American citizens about adopting from the following countries: Kazakhstan, Guatemala, Nepal, Mexico, Rwanda, Kyrgyzstan, Swaziland, and Sierra Leone.
The Annual Adoption report is prepared for Congress in compliance with the Inter-country Adoption Act of 2000.