Acknowledgement and ascertainment of paternity and adoptions of children, Slovenia, 2020
81% of fathers who acknowledged paternity in 2020 did so before the child was born
In 2020, 10,187 acknowledgements and 30 ascertainments of paternity were registered as well as 21 adoptions, 6 of which from abroad.
10,187 acknowledgements of paternity
In 2020, 10,187 acknowledgements of paternity were registered in Slovenia (585 fewer than a year before). In 80.5% of cases, children were acknowledged before birth. In the first month after birth, additional 14.5% of acknowledgements were registered. 111 children had at least one year; the oldest were aged 40 or more.
Fathers who acknowledged paternity were on average 33.7 years old; the oldest of them were aged 60 or more.
Those fathers who acknowledged paternity before birth were slightly younger (33.4 years).
21 adoptions, 6 of which from abroad
In 2020, 21 adoptions were recorded in Slovenia. Before adoption 15 children lived in Slovenia, while 6 children who were adopted from abroad had lived in 3 foreign countries.
In 14 out of 21 cases the child was adopted by a couple and got both new parents. In 7 cases the child was adopted by a spouse/partner of the child’s biological parent.
Acknowledgement and ascertainment of paternity, Slovenia