Ukraine Adoption Program
Children: The children available in Ukraine are 5 and older unless part of a sibling group or special needs. The children mostly Caucasian, Gypsy, or Tatar and are generally healthy.
Older Child Adoption: Older child adoption can be a great option for families who are well educated and prepared. Click here to learn more.
Requirements: Married couples may apply. No restrictions on children already in family. Few other restrictions. At least 1 parent must be 15 years older than the child(ren) they want to adopt.
Adoption Process: Families must complete a dossier and obtain USCIS approval prior to travel. Following submission of paperwork to the adoption center in Kiev, and acceptance of your dossier, families will be given a travel date by the Ukraine Ministry of Social Policy.
Hosting Program: We participate in several hosting programs throughout the year, where qualified and pre-approved families can host a child from Ukraine for several weeks in their home. Hosting is twice a year – Winter and Summer. Please contact CCAI for more information.
Travel: One trip of approximately 5-6 weeks. Families will visit the adoption center to request a referral of a child. Once the family located the child/children they wish to adopt, they may appear in court to finalize the adoption. Both parents must travel, though one parent may be able to leave after court. There are exceptions that only 1 parent can travel.
Time-frame: The process typically takes approximately 12 months from start to finish.