He Yue Ke, 2, stands inside a cot in Shanghai Children's Home orphanage in this 2005 file photo. That year, US adoptions of Chinese children peaked at 7.903; numbers have since fallen by more than 80 per cent. Photo: ReutersHe Yue Ke, 2, stands inside a cot in Shanghai Children's Home orphanage in this 2005 file photo. That year, US adoptions of Chinese children peaked at 7.903; numbers have since fallen by more than 80 per cent. Photo: Reuters
He Yue Ke, 2, stands inside a cot in Shanghai Children's Home orphanage in this 2005 file photo. That year, US adoptions of Chinese children peaked at 7.903; numbers have since fallen by more than 80 per cent. Photo: Reuters

As China’s economy continues to improve, adoptions of foreign children by US parents continue to plunge

  • The number of foreign children adopted by US parents dropped about 14 per cent last year, led by a 22 per cent decline in adoptions of Chinese children
  • Only 1,475 Chinese children were adopted in the US last year, down from 7,903 in 2005

Topic |   United States
He Yue Ke, 2, stands inside a cot in Shanghai Children's Home orphanage in this 2005 file photo. That year, US adoptions of Chinese children peaked at 7.903; numbers have since fallen by more than 80 per cent. Photo: ReutersHe Yue Ke, 2, stands inside a cot in Shanghai Children's Home orphanage in this 2005 file photo. That year, US adoptions of Chinese children peaked at 7.903; numbers have since fallen by more than 80 per cent. Photo: Reuters
He Yue Ke, 2, stands inside a cot in Shanghai Children's Home orphanage in this 2005 file photo. That year, US adoptions of Chinese children peaked at 7.903; numbers have since fallen by more than 80 per cent. Photo: Reuters
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