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Acknowledgment and ascertainment of paternity and adoptions of children, Slovenia, 2017

80% fathers who acknowledged paternity in 2017 did so before the child was born

In 2017, 11,345 acknowledgments and 44 ascertainments of paternity were registered as well as 54 adoptions, 14 of which from abroad.

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11,345 acknowledgments of paternity

In 2017, 11,345 acknowledgments of paternity were registered in Slovenia (117 fewer than a year before). In 79.9% of cases (the highest share so far) children were acknowledged before birth. In the first month after birth additional 16.2% of acknowledgments were registered. 128 children were older than one year; the oldest were aged 40 years or more.

Fathers who acknowledged paternity were on average 33.4 years old; the oldest of them were aged 60 years or more. Those fathers who acknowledged paternity before birth were slightly younger (33.2 years).

54 adoptions,  14 of which from abroad

In 2017, 54 adoptions were recorded in Slovenia. Before adoption 40 children lived in Slovenia, while 14 children were adopted from abroad and they lived in 5 foreign countries.

In 28 of 54 cases the child was adopted by a couple and got both new parents. In 24 cases the child was adopted by a spouse/partner of the child’s biological parent.

Acknowledgment of paternity by age of child, Slovenia
Acknowledgment of paternity by age of child, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Acknowledgment and ascertainment of paternity, Slovenia
Acknowledgment of paternity by age of child
  before birth8,9949,061
  less than 1 month1,9701,838
  1–11 months336318
  1–4 years8766
  5–9 years3426
  10–14 years1215
  15–19 years1210
  20 + years1711
Ascertainment of paternity
Source: SURS
Adoptions, Slovenia, 2017
  from abroad14
Child was adopted by
  spouse/partner of the child's parent24
Source: SURS
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