Adoptions on the Rise

Adoptions on the RiseAdoptions on the Rise

Over the past nine months, nearly 500 children – 57 kids per month on average – were admitted to orphanages in Tehran Province, said director of the provincial office of State Welfare Organization in Tehran, Ahmad Delbari.

“In the same period over 230 children were adopted and 1,600 couples are currently waitlisted,” ISNA quoted him as saying.

The rate of adoption in the country has nearly doubled from 142 cases in the previous Iranian year (ended March 20, 2015), to 230 this year, which shows a pattern of growing public inclination toward such acts of kindness. The new law on adoption passed last July introduces sweeping changes that have made the legal process much easier for adopters and also allows couples with a child to adopt. In the recent past, Iran had some of the most stringent adoption laws in the world.