Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Spaniards Adopt

I wouldn't have guessed this:

Spain has highest adoption rate in world
MADRID — Spain, once the Catholic country famous for large families, has the highest adoption rate in the world, it was reported on Wednesday.

Each day last year, Spaniards adopted 15 foreign children, most from Asian countries.

There are 12.3 adoptions per 100,000 people in Spain – the highest figure in the world, according to the social services minister Amparo Valcarce.

China is the favourite country for Spanish couples or single parents wanting to adopt.

There was a Spanish family staying at our hotel in Nanchang when we adopted Ally. I remember thinking about them about a week later when the Madrid train bombings occurred, probably right around the time they got back home.


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