Our Sources

510, 603: Total transnational adoptions into the US from 1948 to 2016 (data compiled by Boone, Megan, 2019)

1948-78: Weil, Richard H. 1984. “International adoption: The quiet migration”. International Migration Review 18 (2): 276-293.

1979-88: Pilotti, Francisco. 1993. “Intercountry adoption: Trends, issues and, policy implications for the 1990’s”. Childhood 1: 165-177.

1989-2002: U.S. Department of State. 2003. Immigrant visas issued to orphans coming to the U.S.: travel.state.gov/orphan_numbers.html (2003-02-12)

2003-2006: U.S. Department of State. 2003. Immigrant visas issued to orphans coming to the U.S.: travel.state.gov/family/adoption/stats/stats_451.html (2007-03-02)

2006-2016: U.S. Department of State. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/Intercountry-Adoption/adopt_ref/adoption-statistics.html (2019)

18, 603: TOTAL KOREAN ADOPTEES WHOSE ADOPTIONS WERE NOT FINALIZED ACCORDING TO THE KOREAN HEALTH MINISTRY

Kim, Min-Joo. 2017. “26,000 Korean adoptees without citizenship: data”. The Korean Herald (2017-10-31) http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20171031000935