Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Ukrainian Adoption Statistics

Below are the statistics I mentioned in an earlier post.  These are the official Government stats on adoptions in Ukraine for the year 2010.  You will first see a break down of adoptions by foreign families in the first grouping of numbers, and then a break down of adoptions by Ukrainian families in the second grouping.  The left hand column is the region of Ukraine that the adoption took place.  The first list of numbers is the total adoptions in that region (grand total at bottom) and then the following columns break it down by age of the child that was adopted.  


Unfortunately the statistics do not provide information to special needs kids, HIV+, downs syndrome and other health issues.  In my opinion, these cases would make up most of the foreign adoptions of children aged 3 year olds and younger.


You will also notice the large percentage of adoptions from the eastern regions and low numbers in the western regions.  The main factor in this is the socio-economics in the two sides of the country.  The east side of the country has a higher percentage of drug users, alcoholics, prostitution, broken homes and as a result more orphanages and orphans.  In contrast the economy and life style in the west are a bit better and as a result, so is the family unit.  There are also more families in the west that are willing to take children into care.


Here are the numbers.....


Adoptions in Ukraine by Foreign Families by Region
Total Children Under 1 1-2 yrs 3-5 yrs 6-10 yrs 11-17 yrs
Crimea 70 2 11 11 33 13
Vinitsa 22 0 2 2 12 6
Volyn 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dnipropetrovsk 86 2 12 13 43 16
Donetsk 187 1 48 46 66 26
Zhitomer 31 0 3 6 18 4
Zakarpatia 17 0 2 6 9 0
Zaprozhzha 101 4 19 17 40 21
Іvano-Frankivsk 0 0 0 0 0 0
Кyiv 102 3 9 21 48 21
Kirovograd 56 4 9 12 18 13
Lugansk 94 6 15 12 33 28
Lviv 8 0 2 2 4 0
Mikolaev 44 0 13 12 15 4
Odessa 108 4 23 25 36 20
Poltava 29 3 7 7 8 4
Rivne 4 0 2 2 0 0
Sumy 31 0 7 2 4 18
Ternopil 4 0 0 0 4 0
Kharkiv 54 2 8 13 28 3
Kherson 16 2 4 2 6 2
Khmelnytski 23 1 11 4 6 1
Cherkasy 29 1 3 6 12 7
Chernivtsi 6 0 1 2 2 1
Chernigiv 39 1 11 10 11 6
Kyiv city 27 1 3 5 7 11
Sevastopol city 14 1 3 4 2 4
Total adoptions: 1202 38 228 242 465 229






Adoptions in Ukraine  by Ukrainian families
Total Children Under 1 1-2 yrs 3-5 yrs 6-10 yrs 11-17 yrs
Crimea 145 55 42 33 12 3
Vinitsa 64 22 17 16 7 2
Volyn 45 19 10 10 4 2
Dnipropetrovsk 200 95 52 38 10 5
Donetsk 279 133 78 44 17 7
Zhitomer 52 18 19 13 1 1
Zakarpatia 77 26 17 24 7 3
Zaprozhzha 111 60 28 13 6 4
Іvano-Frankivsk 24 9 5 4 4 2
Кyiv 118 47 26 23 19 3
Kirovograd 84 33 24 17 8 2
Lugansk 163 87 41 25 9 1
Lviv 62 30 10 13 9 0
Mikolaev 52 18 20 8 5 1
Odessa 143 59 48 27 5 4
Poltava 68 28 15 20 5 0
Rivne 50 11 15 17 7 0
Sumy 38 16 16 5 1 0
Ternopil 20 4 5 6 5 0
Kharkiv 105 58 30 13 4 0
Kherson 79 36 21 12 9 1
Khmelnestsky 27 9 13 4 1 0
Cherkasy 57 33 13 6 4 1
Chernivtsi 23 5 9 5 3 1
Chernigiv 45 14 18 8 3 2
Kiev city 78 40 15 9 10 4
Sevastopol city 38 19 7 7 4 1
Total adoptions: 2247 984 614 420 179 50


Hope you found these helpful and interesting.




3 comments:

Healy Family said...

Well that is interesting! And I'm glad to see that Ukrainians are adopting! Thank you for this information!!

Ritzman Family said...

Thanks Karen. I appreciate the accuracy and truth on statistics written here and in your earlier post using 2008 data.

Add another statistic from Kyiv...as of May 21st...11 year old Jason Sasha Ritzman came home with momma (Jeanne) to the Twin Cities (MN)...now a son and a brother...PTL! An awesome experience truly orchestrated of the Lord. www.ritzblogcafe.blogspot.com

May God richly bless you and your ministry!

Natasha said...

Very interesting. I couldn't post on your other blog - it kept on kicking me out and making me sign in over and over. Not sure what that was all about. Question - for in-country numbers, do you know if they consider opekunstvo as an adoption? Most of the numbers are younger kids (for in-country) so maybe not.