The finding of this comparison is very similar to the one we made in 2007. Again there are big differences between the figures provided by the authorities of the sending country, and the figures provided by the authorities of receiving countries.So, any thoughts on what might account for the discrepancy?
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Over the period 2005-2009, almost 7.5% more children were reportedly adopted from China, than China claims to have sent for adoption.
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Is it too much to ask of the authorities in sending and receiving countries to properly count the children adopted internationally? With all the bureaucracy involved in inter-country adoption, how is it possible that 1618 children are unaccounted for?
Monday, May 9, 2011
China Adoption: Discrepancies in Statistics
Pound Pup Legacy posts about a discrepancy of 1, 618 children between what China reports as having sent abroad for adoption and what receiving countries report: