Answered By: Kimberly Stephen
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2014     Views: 4

I like to search government websites to find statistics. I did a Google search for:

   site:.gov race AND adoption

This will limit the search results to only goverment websites.

Here are some of the sources I found that might be helpful:

The Child Welfare Information Gateway: Persons Seeking to Adopt
https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/s_seek.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Who adopts? Characteristics of women and men who have adopted children
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db12.htm

CDC: Adoption Experiences of women and men and demand for children to adopt by women 18-44 years of age in the United States, 2002
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_23/sr23_027.pdf

There is an older scholarly article on your topic in our database, JSTOR: On the path to adoption: Adoption seeking in the United States, 1988
http://www.jstor.org/stable/352745

Some other websites with adoption information:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/research-data-technology/statistics-research/afcars

https://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/statistics/adoption.cfm

https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/

http://www.aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/09/NSAP/chartbook/chartbook.cfm?id=15

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/resources/specialtopics/adoption/

I hope this helps!

Thanks,
Kimberly Stephen
Electronic Resources Librarian