Adoption is an emotionally charged topic, but a new study reports some hopeful news: Most adopted children in the US are happy and healthy.
The report includes the most extensive national data ever gathered on adopted children in the US and says 85 percent of adopted children's parents report they are in excellent or very good health. And, 88 percent of adopted children age six and older showed positive social behaviors.
The "Adoption USA" report was written by researchers at Child Trends and the US Department of Health and Human Services and based on questions in the first ever study of families who have adopted children through foster care, private domestic adoption or international adoption.
For a breakdown of some of the study's other findings, read more