Ukraine

July 6, 2011

Notice: What does Ukraine require of the adoptive parents after the adoption?

Ukraine requires adoptive parents to supply information about the adopted child's living conditions and educational progress to the Ukrainian consular office annually during the first three years following the adoption and once every three years thereafter, until the child's 18th birthday.

Note: Under Ukrainian law, an adopted child remains a citizen until he/she turns 18 years old. At that time, he/she can decide whether or not to remain a Ukrainian citizen.

We strongly urge you to comply with the wish of Ukraine and complete all post-adoption requirements in a timely manner. Your adoption agency may be able to help you with this process. Your cooperation will contribute to Ukraine's history of positive experiences with American parents.

More information and the Post Placement Report form can be found on the Ukrainian Embassy's website: www.mfa.gov.ua/usa/en. The Ukrainian Embassy requires that you send the Post Placement Report via e-mail or mail to:

Yaroslava Zayets
Consular Office / Adoption Unit
Embassy of Ukraine
3350 M Street NW
Washington DC 20007

E-mail: adoption@ukremb.com

Telephone: 202-349-2948
Fax: 202-333-0817