Official Statistics of Finland

Adoptions

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Number of adoptions decreased in 2015
10 Jun 2016
According to Statistics Finland, there were 407 adoptions in Finland in 2015. The figure was 38 lower than in the year before. The number of domestic adoptions remained unchanged and the number of adoptions of children born abroad went down by 38. The number of domestic adoptions was 284 and the number of adoptions from abroad was 123.

Next release:
Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2016.

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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Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Adoptions [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-738X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.9.2016].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/adopt/index_en.html

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