Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Armenian Adoption Adventure- Most popular Baby Names in Armenia 2010

The top baby names in Armenia in 2010 were Narek and Mane.

Out of the 23,800 baby boys boys born in in Armenia in 2010, 1,139 were named Narek. Also popular for boys were the names David, Gor, Eric and Arman.

Out of the 20,900 baby girls born in 2010, 923 were named Mane. Also popular for girls were Milena, Ani, Anahit, Elen, Nare.

Source: National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia, via Mane and Narek announced most popular baby names in 2010


  1. Kachadurian's Estimate of Armenian Adoptions to U.S. in 2010 off by 80%

    Fiction (lifted directly from this blog on Dec. 24):


    Thank you for the inquires from Jordan, Israel, France and Italy, Armenia is very receptive to these countries and adoption. Israel still has a very strong Armenian community in the Armenian quarter of old Jerusalem. The numbers lately have been more adoptions to France and Italy. Canada has halted their adoption programs because of the issues in Ethiopia, Vietnam but it is looking postive that it may be re opened. Here are the number of adoptions from Armenia to America, up to 2009. 2010 will be about 10 adoptions.


    U.S. citizens adopted 18 children from Armenia in 2010
    February 2, 2011 - 12:12 AMT 08:12 GMT

    PanARMENIAN.Net - According to the 2010 Annual Adoption Report of the U.S. Department of State, in Fiscal Year 2010, the U.S. Government issued 11,059 immigrant visas to children adopted by U.S. citizen adopting parents, including 18 children from Armenia.


    One wonders if credibility is a issue on this blog.

  2. Sonia;
    The numbers from USCIS speak for themselves. YOu are sadly mistaken. There was a mere 22 adopted Armenian children to American homes in 2011 aproximately 95% were special needs: limb differences, Down Syndrome and more.
    In 2006 there was 46 it is a 60% drop in less than 5 years

  3. International Adoptions as a whole are down by over 60% to the USA.
    2005 22,000 adoptions

    2011 9,000

    Do the math Sonia, sorry you feel duped and have to somehow make this right in your mind. But your adoption was a purchase pre-Hague ratifications in Armenia.

    But gotta hand it to Robin, she has etched out a new business of adopting special needs kids to evangelical families they have bought the "we must save the children and orphans" evangelical adoption marketing.

    You treat your adoption as a purchase.

  4. So where is your post:
    Sad Reality?

    Did Robin tell you to take down the post because it was the truth?

    Think about it Sonia, you owe nothing to Robin.
    Stop with this fake loyalty. Robin didn't make your family complete your money did and from here on out your actions as a mother do.

    Your behavior of vigiliantism is immature and silly. I am sorry your adoption agency lied to you but what do you care? you got your little family of 4 that you parade around.

    Robin is no saint. She fools no one. Robin fired her staff in Georgia which delayed the adoption of those last 2 children. The families were giving her money for the foster homes (did they recieve it?)
    Why didn't that boy get medical care?

    Well we know what happened to him didn't we? Greed is a real killer, and your friend loves money almost as much as you do.

    $1.3 million in the last 4 years is not a bad booty of money for buying and selling kids.