Official Statistics of Finland


Producer: Statistics Finland

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Number of adoptions decreased in 2014
17 Jun 2015
According to Statistics Finland, there were 445 adoptions in Finland in 2014. The number is fourteen lower than one year before. The number of domestic adoptions went down by eight and that of adoptions of children born abroad by six. Domestic adoptions numbered 284 and adoptions from abroad 161.

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Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2015.

Description: The statistics on adoptions contain data about children adopted from Finland or abroad by a person or persons permanently resident in Finland. There may be either one or two adoptive parents. A new spouse of a child’s biological parent may also adopt his or her stepchild(ren). Data on adoptions are produced by the age, gender and country of birth of adopted children.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Adoptions [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-738X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.11.2015].
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