Category: Finland

Spread of ‘baby boxes’ in Europe alarms United Nations

Source: UN says hatches in which unwanted newborn babies can be left contravene children’s rights to know and be cared for by parents Sunday 10 June 2012  United Nations is increasingly concerned at the spread in Europe of “baby boxes” where infants can be secretly abandoned by parents, warning that the practice “contravenes the… Read more »

Profit, not care: The ugly side of overseas adoptions

Date: 2011-06-05 Source: Lax regulation and an endless demand by childless couples in the West has created an often exploitative market in babies born in the developing world By Laurie Penny Sunday, 5 June 2011 In rural Nepal, where the going rate for a healthy orphan is $5,000 (£3,000), some 600 children are missing…. Read more »

No Haitian Children for Adoption in Finland

Source: published Jan 20 07:30 PM, updated Jan 21 07:15 AM Girl being fed at a hospital in Haiti. Haitian children have no chance of being adopted by Finns despite last week’s earthquake disaster. Finnish adoption agencies currently have no permission to organise adoptions from the country. In some countries the rush to adopt children… Read more »

Independent adoptions from abroad increasingly common

Source: Date: 2009-03-23 Ministry concerned of danger of baby trade More Finns have been interested in adopting children from abroad independently, without the help of a Finnish agency or organisation.       There are no separate statistics on independent adoptions, but the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health believes that the numbers are increasing.      … Read more »

Record Breaking Waiting Time For Adoption

Source: Vasabladet Date: 2008-08-15 The room for the adopted child is already decorated and there is seldom a day, without Sophia and Sören Södö is feeling the desire to be parents. They began to wait for a child from Thailand and were told it would take maximum one year. That felt the promising. All that… Read more »

International adoption to Finland costs up to FIM 100,000

Source:  Home – Monday 30.7.2001 State aid could boost popularity  Parents of children adopted from foreign countries believe that financial aid from the state could increase the popularity of international adoption in Finland. The high costs, up to FIM 100,000 in some cases, puts the possibility of adopting a child from another country out… Read more »