In a country where there already is an ongoing crisis, of sorts, regarding the overall population, why’s it that the concept of adoption in Finland is shrinking? Rather, why would it happen in the first place that parents are sort of moving away, as reported, from the concept of adoption in Finland?
Helsinki Times is talking about it. The Finnish government is aware of it. The informed quarters of the world are aware of it.
Firstly though, how did this news even come about and why is it a source of concern?
To begin with, for a country whose population is not even 6 million, on present date numbers, adoption is a great way to increase the number count. No rocket science theory to understand why countries like Finland must populate, albeit watchfully unlike many overpopulated nations that today, especially in the developed world, suffer from a plethora of problems. These being- the paucity of jobs for the right candidate with one particular job having multiple (running into several Xs) candidates for starters.
The concern, therefore, i.e. a dearth of population, especially, in the case of Finland, could lead to a huge struggle to find the working force to fill up vacant jobs since the country’s present population is neither a huge number and nor do the numbers suggest that it has increased multifold from the last year.
Here’s an example- According to worldometers.info: Finland’s current population is precisely- 5550959, which is an increase- a positive- but only of 10, 239 people from the last year (much of it being consumed by the pandemic anyways).
So what’s the issue? Are couples suddenly moving away from the idea of procreating for the posterity of the country, are they lacking the ‘drive,’ or what is it?
The above, truth be told, are simply whimsical theories that could very easily form a pr-conceived notion.
It’s just what it is.
But the solution though, that could have helped and still can, toward driving the population forwards is adoption in Finland. And yet, it is precisely that very aspect about the fantastic land of the Northern lights that one notes couples shying away from.
There again, do we have the numbers that suggest a decline in adoption rates in Finland?
Check this out. For a small country, if there were about 200 adoptions as of the last year, it would have been fine. But that there were only 77 confirmed cases of adoption in Finland suggests that something was amiss.
Moreover, to exacerbate the problem, provided one is ready to accept it as one, it doesn’t help much to note that there has been a steady decline in adoption rates where the past three years are concerned.
Here’s what an excerpt from a report published on Helsinki Times, among the most widely read publications in the Kimi Raikkonen country had to say:
As in previous years, Thailand remained a popular choice for Finnish families looking to adopt. The majority of children adopted from abroad were born in Thailand (23 children), followed by Russia (12) and the Philippines (11).
Two-parent families accounted for 60 per cent of international adoptions and 20 per cent of domestic adoptions. Adoptive parents in both cases were typically aged 40–44. Additionally, 40 per cent of adoptions were within the family, most commonly when individuals adopted the biological child of their spouse or registered partner.
But whether the land of Sauna and the Schnapps-loving country will attend to this situation sooner than any later depends totally on the country itself.
For in the Iceman parlance, it’s best to let Finland solve it on its own; for it knows what it’s doing!