Ukraine

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Eligibility:

  • Couples and single women
  • Prospective parents must be at least 25 years of age, and no more than 50 years older than the child.

Children Needing Families:

  • Children are 5 years and older.
  • Sibling groups may include a younger child.
  • Ukrainian children typically have Caucasian features.

Requirements & Process:

Families must first complete a home study and dossier. We walk our families through each step of the dossier process. It takes about 1.5 months to translate and submit a dossier to the country after it has been completed. After the Ministry has accepted the application, the family can begin planning their travels.

Avg. Referral Waits:

  • In Ukraine, referrals are not presented to prospective adoptive parents prior to travel. The parents must travel to meet the child in Ukraine.
  • No medical information is given prior to traveling to Ukraine, however, the agency will do everything possible to ensure a successful match. The Ukrainian coordinator will do the same.
  • If the family is interested in consulting with a Ukrainian medical specialist, the agency can arrange it prior to traveling.

Travel:

1-3 months after submitting a dossier, the family will travel on their first trip. This trip can be up to 1 month in length, and both parents must travel. 1-2 months later, the family will travel for their second trip. This trip lasts only 7-9 days. Only one parent may travel if necessary.