Representational photo: Child adoption.

Photo: Vajiram & Ravi

Surpassing Boys, Girl Children Clock 75% Of Adoptions In Last 6 Years

The Women and Child Development Ministry have revealed that out of 16,856 children eligible for adoption in the last six years, nearly 75% accounted for girls. Reportedly, 9,895 girls up to age 18 were adopted between 2015-16 and 2020-21 as compared to 6,961 boys. Moreover, children below age two were the most favourite, which was also dominated by girls (8,099) over boys (4,451). However, children between 14-18 year were the least adopted.

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 08:58 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

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