More Colombians Adopting In Colombia

Another way of seeing the growth of Colombians adopting form Colombia is to see the statistics from this year. Not only are there 124 Colombian families waiting to adopt, but so far this year Colombians have adopted more children than foreign families.

Here are the numbers:

Since January 1, 2011:

551 children have been adopted by Colombian families

while

960 children have been adopted by Foreign families

This means that 57.4% of all the adoptions in Colombia so far this year have been to Colombian families.

Just for perspective:

In 2010, 53% of the adoptions were to Colombians.
In 2003, 35% of the adoptions were to Colombians.
In 1991, 28% of the adoptions were to Colombians.

In 20 years, the number of Colombians adopting form Colombia has more than doubled.

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