Agency statistics

STATISTICS FOR 2021

TIME FRAME* (Measured from the time adoption search begins until placement.)
Average (mean) waiting time: 20.44 months (program only)

% of families adopting within 6 months:  33.33%
7 to 12 months:  0%
13 to 24 months:  44.44%
Over 25 months:  22.22%

Once matched with a birthmother, the median wait until birth was 3 weeks.

56% (baby born or about to be born), 33% (1-2 months), 11% (3-5 months) 

METHODS USED*

Networking……………………………………………………………………………..22%
Traditional
Placement……………………………………………………………..67%
Other……………………………………………………………………………………….11%

FALL THROUGHS
33% of matches fell through shortly before or immediately after birth (after birth is the more common time for a birth mother to have a change of heart).

TOTAL COST*
Average cost……………………………………………………………………………$31,519.15*
*This average includes birth parent expenses (average $2,067.18) and agency expenses ($454.75).
(In addition, legal fees are paid directly to your attorney and vary per state. Legal fees and court costs average between $2,000 to $2,500.)

Under $25,000………………………… 22%
$26,000 to $30,000………………….11%
$31,000 to $32,000………………….45%
Over $33,000……………………………22%

  • Average cost does not include legal, travel and miscellaneous. No substantial medical expenses for birth mothers were paid in 2021.

*These statistics reflect data for clients in our domestic program who adopted in 2021