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New results from the National Center for Health Statistics' National Survey of Family Growth reveal some surprising facts about who is adopting now:
* A third of women have considered adoption—up from just a quarter in 1995. What's more, the number of women currently seeking to adopt has nearly doubled—from 0.9 percent in 1995 to 1.6 percent now.
* Men adopt twice as often as women—2.3 percent of men versus 1.1 percent of women have adopted a child. Researchers think there are two possible causes. First, men who marry divorced or widowed women may adopt their wives' children; and, second, gay male couples adopt more often than gay female couples.