There were a few surprises in the first federal adoption survey to include men. The AP and Findlaw.com report that among them is the fact that men adopt more often than women; twice the rate of women as a matter of fact. The usual situation is where the child is the man's stepchild. Additionally, the survey found that the rate of unmarried women putting children up for adoption dropped by approximately eight percent since 1973. The full story can be found here.