April 2018 saw the release of two annual reports from the U.S. State Department prepared by Office of Children's Issues (OCI). The Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption for FY 2017 showed another drop in the number of incoming adoptions with a total of 4714, with the largest numbers of children coming to the U.S.
The State Department Annual Report on International Child Abduction (April 2017) presents information on a country-by-country basis for all countries with which the U.S. had one or more pending child abduction cases in 2016, identifying a group of thirteen countries "determined to have been engaged in a pattern of noncompliance" in child abduction cases.
Under the new reporting requirements of the 2014 Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act (ICAPRA), the Office of Children's Issues (OCI) generated two reports for 2015.
According to the State Department's FY 2014 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption, overall numbers of incoming adoptions continued to decline, with a total of 6441 visas issued for adopted children coming into the United States. Of the total, about 56% of the children came to the U.S.
Two important statistical reports come from the Office of Children’s Issues in the US State Department each spring. In March 2014, OCI released its Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption, which showed a total of 7,094 incoming adoptions and 84 outgoing adoptions during fiscal year 2013.
The unfolding drama surrounding intercountry adoption in Russia is the biggest international family law story of the year, with events now posing a crisis for many US families whose adoptions had already been approved.
Following its mandate to report annually to Congress, the Office of Children’s Issues (OCI) in the U.S.
Although the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention came into force in Vietnam on February 1, 2012, US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the US State Department have announced that they will not resume processing of intercountry adoptions there until Vietnam has a fully Hague-compliant adoption system in place.