Adoptionsformidler in trouble: Closes to new applicants

the Organization DIA, who mediate international adoptions, are pressured financially due to fewer adoptions. the Danish International Adoption (DIA), which is

Adoptionsformidler in trouble: Closes to new applicants

the Organization DIA, who mediate international adoptions, are pressured financially due to fewer adoptions.

the Danish International Adoption (DIA), which is the country's only facilitator of international adoptions has decided to close for new applicants for adoption.

the reason for the decision is the lack of economic security that the DIA may lead to new adoptive cases to the end.

- When we choose to stop to accept new applicants, it is solely because we, as the directors do not believe that it would be right to put a adoptionsproces in time, as we do not have a legitimate expectation to be able to implement.

- As the economic outlook looks like after 2020, we can foresee a larger deficit. Therefore we have unfortunately had to make the decision until further notice, to stop for new applicants, says chairman of the board Lars Ellegaard.

the Number of international adoptions in Denmark is ten years dropped from 418 in 2010 to 64 last year, and significantly fewer are approved for adoption.

- the adoption system was made for in 2015, and after it came a sharp decline in the number of applicants.

- We have tried to adapt the organisation in relation to the smaller number of applicants, but we can not save us out of the situation, says Lars Ellegaard.

the Social - and the interior minister, Astrid Krag (S) is concerned over the announcement from the organization.

- I have a very great understanding of the fact that it can create uncertainty among the people who are waiting to be approved as adopters, she says.

the Minister informs that, in recognition of the problems has doubled in operating aid to the DIA.

- It is not new knowledge, that there are economic problems. In fact, as we have allocated additional operating aid for 2020, in recognition of the fact that it does not hang together as it is now, " says Astrid Krag.

Ankestyrelsen, which is the supervisory authority, is working on an analysis of the future adoptionssystem.

- We are in the process of finding out how we can best make it here in the future, where fewer children up for adoption to Denmark, and where there are also fewer applicants for adoptions, says Astrid Krag.

the Minister expect that the analysis will be ready in the course of december, after which she in the first half of 2020 will discuss the proposed solutions with the other parties in the Danish Parliament.

DIA is an independent, autonomous institution, approved by the Ministry of social affairs.

the Organization is the result of a merger in January 2015 of the two intermediate organisations AC largely confined to adolescence and DanAdopt.

DIA a facilitator of international adoptions from Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Colombia, the Philippines, India, China, Madagascar, south Africa, south Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Czech republic.

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Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 15:00

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