Adoption Agencies and Information for Ukraine
Our Agency, Adoption Services, Inc. can help you with a domestic adoption, but we are no longer doing international adoptions due to problems that can occur in any international adoption. We are a fully licensed non-profit adoption agency that helps birth parents and families living in any state in the U.S. and we can also help U.S. citizens living in any foreign country. Since our founding in 1985, we have worked with thousands of birth parents and adopting families from all over the world and our overall satisfaction rating is excellent. We are committed to putting your needs first and to helping you in every way possible. Feel free to contact us or call (toll-free 1(800)943-0400) if you have any questions or if you want our guidance or help. All calls are confidential and there is never any obligation or cost to you for our help.
Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
Ukraine was the seventh largest country for overseas adoptions to the U.S. for 2006 with approximately 460 children adopted; approximately 50% were female with only about 16% under 5 years of age.
In September 2005 Ukraine's National Adoption Center (NAC) suspended its acceptance of new dossiers for prospective international adoptions. Ukraine is currently processing adoptions by US citizens on a limited basis. The new adoption authority, the State Department for Adoption and Protection of the Rights of the Child (SDAPRC), has officially opened.
Ukrainian children who have been registered with the Kyiv-based National Adoption Center for one year are available for international adoption. The one-year waiting requirement may be waived only if children suffer from a disease listed with the Ministry of Public Health Protection.
ADOPTION AUTHORITY: The Adoption Center, a part of the Ministry of Education, is the only legal Ukrainian authority for adoptions.
Adoption Center in Kyiv, Ukraine
27-A Taras Shevchenko Boulevard
Kyiv, Ukraine 252032
Tel # (380)(44) 246-54-31/32/37/49
UKRAINE EMBASSY AND CONSULATES IN THE UNITED STATES:
3350 M Street, N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
For more information about adoption from this country and about adoption agencies that can assist you, please visit the websites below. Prospective adoptive parents are advised to fully research any of the adoption agencies they plan to use for adoption services.
Ukraine: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
A Chosen Child Adoption Services
A New Arrival
Adopt Abroad, Inc.
Adoption Associates, Inc
Adopt International and Domestic Services
All God's Children International
An Open Door Adoption Agency, Inc.
Bal Jagat - Children's World, Inc.
Bethany Christian Services
Dillon International, Inc.
Family & Children's Agency, Inc.
Family Creations, Inc.
The Family Network
Journeys of the Heart Adoption Services
The U.S. Department of State: Ukraine Adoption and Adoption Agencies
The U.S. Department of State: Authentications Office
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Foreign travel registration
The Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations of licensed non-profit international adoption agencies. All of the above adoption agencies are listed as members of JCICS.