All persons who have at least one parent who was born in Finland are considered to be persons with Finnish background. People born in Finland before 1970, whose parents' background is not known, have been concluded to be persons with Finnish background if their native language is a national language (Finnish, Swedish, Sami). The background country for all persons with Finnish background is Finland.
For children adopted from abroad, the adoptive parents are regarded as the biological parents. Thus a child adopted from abroad by persons born in Finland is a person with Finnish background and their background country is Finland.
See a more detailed definition of the origin classification: *<*a href="http://tilastokeskus.fi/meta/kas/syntypera_ja_ta_en.html"*>* origin and background country.*<*/a*>*
Validity of the definition
- Valid until (31 December 2078)