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Adoptions of foreign children fall 22.8% in Italy

3,106 minors from 55 countries adopted by Italian couples

09 January, 15:05
Adoptions of foreign children fall 22.8% in Italy (ANSA) - Rome, January 9 - The number of foreign children adopted by Italian couples fell 22.8% in 2012 compared to the previous year, the Italian government reported on Wednesday. Entry was granted for 3,106 minors from 55 countries in 2012, according to preliminary findings by the Italian government's International Adoption Commission in collaboration with the Italian children's rights organization Istituto degli Innocenti (Institute of the Innocents).

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