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Adoption Statistics for Women Ages 18–44, 2002


Read about adoption statistics for women ages 18-44, including how many are married at the time of adoption, whether they have other children, how educated they are, and more.

All women Ever-married women
Characteristic Number in thousands Percent Number in Thousands Percent
Total1 55,742 1.1 35,845 1.4
Age
 18–29 years 23,104 0.2 8,487 *
 30–34 years 10,272 0.7 7,971 0.9
 35–39 years 10,853 1.6 9,041 1.3
 40–44 years 11,512 2.9 10,345 2.9
Marital status
 Currently married 28,323 1.6 28,323 1.6
  First marriage 23,078 1.3 23,078 1.3
  Second or later marriage 5,245 3.2 5,245 3.2
 Never married 19,897 0.5 n.a. n.a.
 Formerly married 7,522 0.6 7,522 0.6
Parity
 0 births 19,993 1.4 6,347 3.2
 1 or more births 35,749 0.9 29,498 1.0
Ever used infertility services
 Yes 7,306 5.1 6,563 5.2
 No 48,436 0.5 29,282 0.6
Fecundity status
 Surgically sterile 14,439 1.7 12,933 1.8
 Impaired fecundity 7,063 3.5 5,269 4.0
 Fecund 34,240 0.4 17,642 0.4
Education2
 No high school diploma or GED 5,627 0.7 3,816 *
 High school diploma or GED 14,264 1.8 10,691 2.2
 Some college, no bachelor's degree 14,279 0.9 10,728 1.1
 Bachelor's degree or higher 13,551 1.5 9,728 1.6

NOTES:
* Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision.
1. Includes women of other or multiple race and origin groups, not shown separately.
2. Limited to women 22–44 years of age at time of interview. GED is General Educational Development diploma.

Source: /www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_23/sr23_027.pdf

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