About 100 children given up for adoption in Wallonia and Brussels in 2018Friday, 22 February 2019 18:03
Adoptions have been on the increase in the south of the country, where 93 had been registered in 2017, including 60 non-family international ones, and 90 in 2016, 59 of them non-family international ones.
On the other hand, fewer foreign children are being adopted by families in Flanders, with the numbers dropping from 122 in 2012 to 59 in 2017 and 32 last year, according to figures from the regional minister for welfare, Jo Vandeurzen.
Foreign children adopted by Flemish families last year came from 12 countries: Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, China, Philippines, Haiti, India, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Thailand, U.S.A, Vietnam and South Africa.
Chile, Ethiopia, Guinea and Poland, which were on the 2017 list, were absent from the list of foreign children adopted by families in Flanders last year.
The Brussels Times
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