The statistics on adoptions contain data about children adopted from Finland or abroad by a person or persons permanently resident in Finland. There may be either one or two adoptive parents. A new spouse of a child’s biological parent may also adopt his or her stepchild(ren). Data on adoptions are produced by the age, gender and country of birth of adopted children.
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
ISSN=1797-738X. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 7.7.2015].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/adopt/meta_en.html