Adoption of children in the European Union

16-06-2016

Globally, there have been significant changes in the landscape of adoption over recent years, including fluctuations in the volume of adoptions, the countries involved and who is eligible to adopt. This paper aims to provide an overview of the adoption of children in the European Union (EU), focusing on trends in the number of domestic and intercountry adoptions and a comparison of the current adoption requirements in the individual Member States.

Globally, there have been significant changes in the landscape of adoption over recent years, including fluctuations in the volume of adoptions, the countries involved and who is eligible to adopt. This paper aims to provide an overview of the adoption of children in the European Union (EU), focusing on trends in the number of domestic and intercountry adoptions and a comparison of the current adoption requirements in the individual Member States.