The number of children subjected to adoption in the care facilities in Armenia has been reduced. Lena Hayrapetyan, the head of the Department on Children’s Affairs of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, told Panorama.am a couple of days ago 3 children have been adopted, one has been taken back by parents and one grown up has left the Children’s Home. Thus, according to official data once 95, now 90 children are subjected to adoption.
According to informal records there are 237 children in Armenia who are subjected to adoption. L. Hayrapetyan said the figure was far from the reality and encouraged to believe only in their figures.
Official records say seventy of those children have problems with their health. 370 people are registered to adopt a child, 210 out of which are from abroad.