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Ukraine Adoption

Ukraine was the sixth-largest country for overseas adoptions to the U.S. in 2003. Despite economic reforms that have taken place since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union, many families in former Soviet nations like Ukraine struggle to survive. Economic factors lead to most relinquishments of children who must be registered for at least one year with the Kiev-based National Adoption Center in Ukraine before they are eligible for adoption.

The National Adoption Center in Ukraine has a policy of direct contact with prospective adopting parents. Adoption agencies are not allowed to operate or locate a child for adoption in Ukraine. Unlike many other countries, Ukraine does not permit pre-identification of children. The child identification process is done during adopting parents' visit to the country.

In 2003, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 702 children from Ukraine. Children available for adoption in Ukraine include toddlers from 15 months of age, older and special needs children. Ukrainian facilitators are allowed to assist with translation services and are usually engaged by US agencies to work with their families adopting in Ukraine.

There must be at least 15 years difference between the age of the adopting parent and the prospective adopted child. Married couples and single women are accepted as candidates for international adoption in Ukraine.

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