Why in news?
1. During this period, about 11,649 children were put up for in-country adoptions; of them 6,962 were girls and 4,687 were boys.
2. Of the 3,011 children that were placed for in-country adoption in 2015-16, as many as 1,855 were female children.
3. In the year 2016-17, as many as 3,210 children were placed under in-country adoptions and of them 1,915 were females.
4. The figures for 2017-18 and 2018-19 (till December 2018) were 3,276 and 2,152, of which the numbers of girl children were 1943 and 1249 respectively.
5. All the figures put together, female children comprise almost 60% of all in-country adoptions. When it came to inter-country adoptions, the number of female children was even higher: 69%. Of the 2,310 children placed under adoption between the same period, 1,594 were females.
Why more girls for adoption
(social sector)(The hindu)
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