This section examines adoptive parents’ satisfaction with their adoption agency or attorney. See Appendix Table 16 on page 75 for detailed data on each indicator.
Nearly nine out of ten adopted children have a parent who is satisfied with their adoption attorney or agency; more than nine out of ten believe that the agency disclosed all important information prior to the adoption. Specifically, 89 percent of adopted children have parents who reported either a “very positive” or “positive” experience with their attorney or agency. Overall, 8 percent of adopted children have a parent who reported that they believe important information was not disclosed to them prior to the adoption.
Satisfaction with the adoption agency or attorney varies by adoption type. Children adopted from foster care are somewhat less
likely to have parents who had a “very positive” experience than U.S. children adopted privately or those adopted internationally (48 percent, compared with 57 percent for both of the other groups);i see Figure 36.
Figure 36. Percentage distribution of adopted children by parents’ reported experience with adoption agency or attorney, by adoption type