Ethiopian Adoption by the Numbers

My brain thinks in numbers. I like to make graphs. I like to count things and group them into different buckets. And don’t even get me started on how much I love pivot tables. So I was really interested when our agency sent out data on how many children they placed last year.

It really requires no further explanation. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did (but you probably won’t).

Program started in April 2007, 307 children have come home through our agency since then.

In 2010:

  • 113 children home to 97 families
  • 51 girls, 62 boys
  • 16 sibling groups
  • 6 special needs children
  • 4 sets of twins

Breakdown by ages:

  • 0-6 months- 46 kids
  • 7-12 months- 14 kids
  • 13-23 months- 9 kids
  • 2 years old- 11 kids
  • 3 years old- 9 kids
  • 4 years old- 14 kids
  • 5 years old- 4 kids
  • 6 years old- 2 kids
  • 7 years old- 3 kids
  • 14 years old- 1 kid

Youngest child referred- 23 weeks

Longest Wait Time- 18 months (1 family)

Shortest Wait Time- Immediate (older children, several families)

At the beginning of 2010:

  1. 54 dossier families on The List
  2. 29 families with a referral waiting to travel
  3. 79 active application families (we were one of them)

Ethiopian Adoptions to the U.S. (can you guess which year we entered into a new adoption agreement with them)?

  • 2008- 1724
  • 2007- 1254
  • 2006- 731
  • 2005- 442
  • 2004- 284
  • 2003- 165
  • 2002- 105
  • 2001- 165
  • 2000- 95
  • 1999- 42
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One response to “Ethiopian Adoption by the Numbers

  1. Allison Anderson

    What’s a pivot table??? BTW I finally got subscribed to your blog!

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