Adoptions in Greece on the rise


There were 393 registered adoptions in 2017, marking a 77.8 percent rise compared to 2016, when there were 221, according to Greek statistics agency ELSTAT.

The largest increase was recorded in the area including the Aegean islands and Crete, with a 93.8 percent rise.

A total of 198 girls were adopted, 11 more than boys, representing respective increases of 75.2 percent and 76.4 percent since 2016.