International Adoptions


Ukrainian Adoptions on Hold

Adoptions from Ukraine are currently on hold because of uncertainty related to the war with Russia.

Please contact us with any questions, or to learn how you can support children in Ukraine at this time.

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About Adoption in Ukraine

This agency is very excited to work with adoptions in Ukraine since this is where KidsFirst director, Inna Pecar, is originally from. Inna understands the culture, language, and the needs of the children.

Ukraine is not a Hague country yet but does require families that adopt to follow the Hague process. Single men and women are not allowed to adopt from Ukraine. Ukraine approves families that are heterosexual couples only. Ukraine does not provide medical information on the child before traveling.

KidsFirst connects families with doctors which specialize in the adoption field to help families understand the disabilities of children. 


Parent Eligibility

  • Couples
  • Must be at least 25 years old, and no more than 50 years older than the child


Child Profiles

  • Children up for adoption in Ukraine are generally 5 years or older. Sibling groups may include a younger child. Ukrainian children typically have Caucasian features.

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Process of Adopting from Ukraine

To begin a Ukrainian adoption, each family must complete a home study and dossier. We walk our families through each step of the dossier process. 

The family can begin planning their travels once the ministry has accepted their submitted dossier documents.

Average Wait Time

Usually adoptive parents travel to Ukraine 2–4 months after the dossier is accepted by the Department for Adoptions and Protection of the Rights of Children.

Travel Considerations

Families’ travel on their first trip is generally around 2–4 months after submitting their dossier is accepted. This trip can be up to 1 month in length, and both parents must travel.

Families generally travel for their second trip 1–2 months later. This trip generally lasts only 7–9 days, and it is acceptable for only one parent to travel.

What We Provide

One-On-One Communication

One-on-one communication with adoptive parents to ensure that they fully understand which programs and situations are best for them.


Responsive Help

Close communication with our representatives abroad and timely responses when issues arise.


We will provide you with as much information as possible to ensure that both the needs of the child and adoptive family are considered as we find a match.