Official Statistics of Finland

Adoptions

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Number of adoptions remained unchanged
21 Aug 2019
According to Statistics Finland, there were 404 adoptions in Finland in 2018. The number of domestic adoptions was 309 and that of international adoptions 95. The number of international adoptions was nine lower compared to the previous year, while the number of domestic adoptions increased by 17. In total, the number of adoptions was eight higher than in 2017.

Next release:
Statistical releases will not be issued in English from these statistics in 2019.

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: 23.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/adopt/index_en.html