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.

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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 of paternity by age of child, Slovenia
Acknowledgement of paternity by age of child, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Acknowledgement and ascertainment of paternity, Slovenia
Acknowledgement of paternity by age of child
  before birth8,8968,202
  less than 1 month1,4281,473
  1–11 months303401
  1–4 years8170
  5–9 years3616
  10–14 years58
  15–19 years74
  20+ years1613
Ascertainment of paternity
Source: SURS
Adoptions, Slovenia
  from abroad176
Child was adopted by
  spouse/partner of the child's parent227
Source: SURS
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