NCFA Profiles in Adoption report and KPMG Data Citizens With Purpose Project Results
NCFA Profiles in Adoption
NCFA recently published Profiles in Adoption, the largest survey ever conducted of adoptive parents. NCFA explored the profile of adoptive parents, their experiences, and what has changed over time.
The report is rich with data and findings, including demographic information about both adoptees and their adoptive parents. We encourage you to read the First Takeaways report and look for more reports to be published soon.
KPMG Data Citizens With Purpose
Following the collection of survey data for the NCFA Profiles in Adoption study, Gift of Adoption engaged KPMG’s Data Citizens With Purpose (DCWP) for a pro bono project to review the demographic data of those who adopt compared to that of families that apply for grants from Gift of Adoption and the U.S. population (using 2020 census data).
Comparing the three data sets, DCWP found that the demographics of families who apply for (and ultimately receive) grants from Gift of Adoption closely mirrors the demographics of all adoptive families. There are, however, discrepancies compared to the census data which indicate that all races do not adopt at the same rate:
Additionally, DCWP found that the GOA grant selection process does not result in any unintentional bias when it comes to treatment of applications of all races (meaning the same percentage of applicants receive grants without regard to race):
Finally, DCWP found that the sexual orientation of adoptive parents receiving GOA grants closely mirrors the sexual orientation of all adoptive parents as reflected in the NCFA data: