“A total of 9,372 families applied for child adoption in the year to March 20, 2023. With regards to the number of families that had applied for child adoption over the past three years, the number of total applicants surpassed 38,000,” Saeed Babaei, an official with the Welfare Organization, told IRNA.
He added that about 6,000 of these families have adopted children in the last three years. The official said the organization is making it easier for families to adopt children.
Babaei noted that most child adoption applications pertained to the provinces of Tehran, Khorasan Razavi, Isfahan, Mazandaran and Kerman respectively.