International adoption in free fall

by Roberta Lunghini - 2013.01.09

In Italy, between 2011 and 2012, international adoptions decrease by 22.8% over the previous year. For a total of 3,106 foreign minors who have been authorized to enter our country. Russian Federation (749 children, 24.1% of the total), Colombia (310, 10%), Brazil (270, 8.7%), Ethiopia (233, 7.5%) and Ukraine (225, 7.2%) are, as in 2011, the top five countries of origin of children adopted by the Italian families. These are some of the provisional figures released by the CAI (Commission for International Adoptions).

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