Ukraine

July 14, 2014

Notice: New UAA Country Specific Guidance for Ukraine

The Department of State recently provided new country specific guidance for intercountry adoptions from Ukraine. This guidance reflects that as of July 14, 2014, the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA) affects the provision of adoption services in non-Convention adoption cases, including those from Ukraine. The published guidance explains the impact of the UAA on adoption cases in Ukraine, taking into account the role of Ukrainian public authorities in the intercountry adoption process. More information is available on the UAA Country Specific Guidance page and the country information sheet for Ukraine.