Bulgaria   

 

 

some interesting Facts about Bulgaria

 

Bulgaria is a country located in Eastern Europe in the Balkan Peninsula. It is about the size of Ohio.  

 

 

 

Statistics for Bulgaria

Population:

6,981,642 (July 2013 est.)

 

 Life expectancy at birth:

 

total population: 74.08 years 
male: 70.49 years 
female: 77.89 years (2013 est.)

Total fertility rate:

 

1.43 children born/woman (2013 est.)

Religions:

There is freedom of religious expression. The traditional religion is Bulgarian Orthodox Christianity.

Orthodoxy (59.4%)

Islam (7.8%)

Protestantism (0.9%)

Roman Catholicism (0.7%)

undeclared (21.8%)

no religion (9.3%)

others (7%) (2011)

 

Ethnic Groups

Bulgarian 76.9%

Turkish 8%

Roma 4.4%

other 0.7% (including Macedonian, Armenian, Tatar, Circassian)

other (unknown) 10% (2011 census)

 

 

GDP - per capita (PPP):

 

$14,500 (2012 est.) 

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write 
total population: 98.4% 
male: 98.7% 
female: 98% (2011 est.)   

Roma population: 82% (2008)

 

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)

 

 

total: 14 years 
male: 14 years 
female: 14 years (2010)

 

 

 

 

 

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inTER-COUNTRY ADOPTION OF CHILDREN FROM BULGARIA 

 



 

 

 

In the early 1990s two percent of Bulgaria’s children were living in institutions, giving the country the distinction of having the highest percentage of institutionalized children in Europe.  Bulgaria is a small country, about the size of Ohio, but many of her children grow up in “social homes”.  International adoptions began in 1989, with a high of almost 400 children coming to the USA in 2001. In 2005 political change, negative press, and reorganization of the system led to a severe slowdown.  Since 2007 Bulgaria has been working to close “social homes” in favor of financial support to families in crisis, foster homes and children’s villages. Things have picked up again and there were 125 children adopted to the USA in 2012.  Children have rarely been younger than 2 or 3 years old at the time of adoption.  Roma (Gypsy) and Turkish-Bulgarian children constitute a sizable portion of the children in the "Social Homes" and are not generally adopted by ethnic Bulgarians.

 

 

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CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON bulgarian POST-PLACEMENT REPORTS


 

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Helpful Links

 

Resources below are presented for information purposes only. Unless noted specifically as a FRUA INC group, FRUA INC does not endorse, nor have any connection with the following.

 

FRUA INC Bulgaria & Romania Chat 

Families with Children Adopted from Bulgaria (FaCAB)

Bulgaria Adoptive Families 

Bulgarian Adoptions (U.S. Department of State)

Bulgaria Adoption.com

Bulgarian Adoption Blogs & Stories 

25 Factors to Consider When Adopting from Bulgaria

Bulgarian Intercountry Adoption Council at the Ministry of Justice 

Building Your Family: Adoption from Bulgaria

Bulgaria (Wikipedia)

Bulgaria (CIA Factbook)

Bulgaria (Info Please) 

Karen's Adoption Links

InterCountry Adoption Service Provider Search

International Adoptive Medical Clinics & Physicians

Child Welfare Gateway

North American Council on Adoptable Children

 

 There are also other online parent support groups, lists and forums related to adoption from Bulgaria on Yahoo Groups, Facebook, the EEAC, Adoptive Familes, Adoption Services Support Groups, and Adoption.com

 

 

 

 

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