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