Of the millions of children from international countries that currently reside either in an orphanage or in worse conditions, only 21,110 were adopted by US residents in 2004.

Top Twenty Source Countries for International Adoptions:

  Country 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

  China 7,044 6,859 5,053 4,681 5,053 4,101 4,206
Russia 5,865 5,209 4,939 4,279 4,269 4,348 4,491
Guatemala 3,264 2,328 2,219 1,609 1,518 1,002 911
S. Korea 1,716 1,790 1,779 1,770 1,794 2,008 1,829
Ukraine 723 702 1,106 1,246 659 321 180
Kazakhstan 826 825 819 672 399 113 --
Vietnam -- 382 766 737 724 709 603
India 406 472 466 543 503 499 478
Colombia 287 272 334 266 246 231 351
Bulgaria 110 198 260 297 214 221 151
Cambodia -- 124 254 407 402 249 249
Philippines 196 214 221 219 173 195 200
Haiti 356 250 187 192 131 96 121
Belarus -- 191 169 129 -- -- --
Romania 57 200 168 782 1,122 895 406
Ethiopia -- 135 105 158 95 103 96
Poland 102 97 101 86 83 97 77
Thailand and Brazil 69 72 67 74 88 77 84
Peru -- -- 65 -- -- -- --
Mexico 89 61 61 73 106 137 168

  Top Twenty 20,437 20,381 19,139 18,193 17,579 15,365 14,817
  World Totals 21,110 20,443 20,099 19,137 18,537 16,396 15,774