Angel's Haven

Orphan Statistics


Click here to see Unicef AIDS/HIV Orphan Statistics as of December, 2009


General Orphan Statistics (courtesy of The Home for Good Foundation Adoption Ministry)


  • It is estimated that there are between 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide
  • The current population of the United States is just a little over 300 million (The current population of Russia is 141 million)
  • Every day 5,760 more children become orphans
  • 2,102,400 more children become orphans every year in Africa alone
  • Every 15 seconds, another child in Africa becomes an AIDS orphan
  • There are an estimated 14 million AIDS orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa 
  • This figure is estimated to reach 18 million orphans in Africa alone by 2010
  • 8 out of 10 children orphaned by AIDS lives in sub-saharan Africa
  • Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but…
  • Each year 14, 505, 000 children are growing up as orphans
  • Each day 38,493 orphans age out of the orphanage system
  • Every 2.2 seconds another orphan ages out of their orphanage with no family to go to and no place to call home
  • In Russia and the Ukraine studies have shown that 10% – 15% of these children commit suicide before they reach age eighteen
  • These same studies also show that 60% of the girls become prostitutes and 70% of the boys become hardened criminals
  • Another Russian study reports that of the 15,000 orphans aging out of state-run institutions every year:
  • 10% of these orphans committed suicide, 5,000 were unemployed, 6,000 were homeless and 3,000 were in prison within three years