YEREVAN. – 85 children, 50.6 percent of whom were girls, were adopted in Armenia last year, Armenian National Statistical Service reports.
The number sharply reduced, as compared to 148 adoptions in 2010.
In majority of cases, children are adopted when they are 1-year-old or younger, however, cases of adoption at the age of 15-18 also are registered.
Children were adopted mainly from the capital city Yerevan, followed by Lori Region (12 children) and Shirak Region (8 children). In addition, most of the adoptees are Armenians (70 percent).