Adoption and Childbirth in Russia in a Changing Pattern…

Russian Ministry of Education…

The Russian Ministry of Education and Science said on Monday that foreigners have adopted 50 percent less Russian children in the last 5 years. But the number of children adopted by Russians, however has increased by 27 percent over the same 5 years.

“In 2007, we [the Russian Ministry of Education and Science] permitted foreign nationals to adopt 4,536 children and 3,815 children in 2009. This is a 27% decline over the past two years and around a 50% decline over the past five years,”…

The issue of Russian child adoptions by foreigners has been in the public focus recently as a result of a number of highly publicized incidents and this has caused a huge upswing in Russians adopting Russian children…

So I expect the next set of numbers that come from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, to be even more of a change in adoption patterns by Russians…

This seems to be coinciding with a jump in childbirths that I am seeing all over Moscow. In fact even in the smaller villages and cities that we travel to and from, seem to be showing an obvious increase in children. It is now a must, to be careful when driving through villages on our way to our village. The children are riding bikes everywhere on the main roads…

It was common 4 years ago to see no one at many villages but now, as of these last few trips we made. It has become a normal sight to see even toddlers in diapers running around. As for our playground near our flat, the children are a “dime a dozen” so to speak…  🙂

Just some tidbits of information for those that care…

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