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Ukraine: US Department of State Adoption Alert – SDA resumes processing adoptions in Ukraine

January 17, 2012 From the US Department of State: On July 14, 2011, the presidential order which extends the State Department on Adoption’s (SDA’s) authority to process adoptions was published in Ukraine. We have been informed by the SDA that … Continue reading

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Ukraine: State Department Adoption Alert

Adoption Alert: Ukraine Presidential order expected to allow SDA to continue processing adoptions in Ukraine July 12, 2011 On July 8, 2011, the president of Ukraine signed an order which extends the State Department on Adoption’s (SDA’s) authority to process … Continue reading

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Ukraine: State Department Adoption Notice

5/20/11 Notice: Ukrainian Family Code Amendments and adoption processing in Ukraine On May 19, the Ukrainian government passed an amendment to its Family Code to require orphans to be registered on the central adoption registry for one year and to … Continue reading

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4/29/2011: U.S. Dept of State, Office of Children’s Issues Update

The U.S. Department of State, Office of Children’s Issues has released the following Notice regarding Ukraine.  The Notice can also be found on their website. On the evening of April 7, 2011, President Yanukovych signed a Decree transferring all functions … Continue reading

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Ukraine: State Department Alert

04/08/2011 The State Department has issued an alert in regards to Ukrainian adoption. See below or follow this link. On the evening of April 7, 2011, President Yanukovych signed a Decree transferring all functions of, the State Department for Adoption … Continue reading

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Ukraine: State Department Announcement

11/12/2010 The State Department issued the below notice regarding adoptions from Ukraine, the announcement can also be viewed on their website. The Ukrainian legislature is in the process of voting on a bill that would suspend all intercountry adoptions from … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Draft Bill in Ukrainian Legislature

11/12/2010 The State Department issued the below notice regarding adoptions from Ukraine, the announcement can also be viewed on their website. The Ukrainian legislature is in the process of voting on a bill that would suspend all intercountry adoptions from … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Decree #3813

11/4/2009 On October 30, 2009 Yuri Pavlenko, Minister of Family, Youth, and Sport signed decree #3813. Decree #3813 states, due to the spread of H1N1 in Ukraine, that beginning today (Wednesday, November 3, 2009) the SDA will temporarily suspend Ukrainian … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Stance of Joint Council

6/4/2009 A proposed law calling for the suspension of intercountry adoption between the Ukraine and any country with which it does not have an intercountry adoption bi-lateral agreement was voted out of a Rada committee late last week. The vote … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Resolution #905

12/5/2008 The U.S. Department of State has released the following information on adoptions from Ukraine: On October 8, 2008 the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved Resolution #905, introducing new regulations for adoptions and the protection of the rights of adopted … Continue reading

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Ukraine: SDAPRC to Open Unused Slots for New Dossiers

10/24/2008 The U.S. Department of State has released the following information on adoptions from Ukraine: On October 14, 2008 the Ministry for Family, Youth and Sports published official Order #3899 approving revised procedures for submission of new adoption dossiers from … Continue reading

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Ukraine: I600 and Unexpired FBI Fingerprints

10/20/2008 Families adopting from Ukraine are advised that an I-600 petition filed at an overseas post after an adoption has been completed abroad can be approved and an immigrant visa issued for the child only if the petitioners (and all … Continue reading

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Ukraine: SDAPRC Issues 2008 Quotas

12/27/2007 The Ukraine SDAPRC has issued the quota for intercountry adoptions to the United States for calendar year 2008 at 460 (dossier submissions). Additionally, specific quotas have been set for five categories: children under 6 years old (with no siblings) … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Procedures of Visa Documents

09/05/2007 The U.S. Department of State recently posted a notice regarding updated procedures for submission of visa documents for adopted children in Ukraine. For more information, please visit the State Department’s website by clicking here.

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Ukraine: Delays of Ukrainian Passports

08/01/2007 The U.S. Department of State recently posted a notice regarding the possible delays of issuance of new Ukrainian passports.

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Ukraine:Resumed Acceptance of New Adoption Applications

04/16/2007 On April 16, 2007 the State Department for Adoptions and Protection of the Rights of the Child resumed acceptance of new adoption applications from U.S. citizens. All the rules and requirements have remained in place.

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Ukraine: SDAPRC Resignations

04/6/2007 On March 20, 2007, the SDAPRC Director Ludmyla Volynets, her First Deputy Ludmyla Balym, Deputy Director Inna Savchuk, and Head of the Intercountry Adoption Unit Olena Remen resigned. Due to their resignation, SDAPRC is not accepting any new dossiers … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Clarification on Bill #2562

3/26/07 Joint Council would like to provide some additional information on the bill # 2562 On Legislative Amendments to Ukraine’s Laws (regarding adoptions), based on clarification we have received from the State Department for Adoption and Protection of the Rights … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Parliament Passes Bill #2562

3/23/07 As Joint Council shared with the membership in November 2006, Ukraine would be introducing a bill that would implement changes to current Ukrainian adoption legislation. On Tuesday, March 20, 2007, the Parliament of Ukraine passed bill #2562 On Legislative … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Decree #313

3/8/07 On February 25, 2007 the Decree #313, issued by Minister for Family, Youth and Sports Victor Korzh, became effective. This Decree approves the Regulations on Acceptance of Adoption Documents from Foreign Citizens, an official document that describes current intercountry … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Department of State Update, SDAPRC Accepting New Adoption Dossiers

1/29/07 Joint Council staff and Board of Directors met with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services last Monday in conjunction with our quarterly Board meeting. The following update was supplied to us by DOS: As … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Decree #4939

1/16/2007 The U.S. Department of State has issued the following public notice regarding adoption quotas in Ukraine: On December 18, 2007, the Ministry for Family, Youth and Sports issued Decree # 4939 approving the number of new adoption dossiers from … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Public Notice on Voluntary Registration of Foreign Organizations

11/6/06 Public Notice on Voluntary Registration of Foreign Organizations in Ukraine On October 16, 2006 the Ukrainian State Department for Adoption and Protection of Rights of the Child (SDAPRC) approved Official Resolution #48 introducing voluntary registration for foreign organizations that … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Transition to SDAPRC

9/26/06 The transition to the new State Department for Adoptions and the Protection of Children (SDAPRC) is continuing. This month, SDAPRC has interviews scheduled for 25 American families whose cases originated under the former National Adoption Center (NAC); another group … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Announcement of New Adoption Authority SDAPRC

7/3/06 On July 3, 2006 the Minister for Family, Youth and Sports, Yuriy Pavlenko, held a press conference to announce the official opening of the new adoption authority, to be known as the State Department for Adoption and Protection of … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Notice of SDAPRC from the US Embassy in Kiev

6/14/06 The US Embassy in Kiev has received a diplomatic note dated June 6, 2006 from the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine noting the new adoption authority, the State Department for Adoption and Protection of … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Department of State Estimates Transition to New Ukrainian Adoption Authority

5/17/06 The US Department of State estimates that the transition to the new Ukrainian adoption authority will be complete by mid to late June 2006. At this time, no appointments for US families in the process of adopting have been … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Resolution #367

4/3/06 The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved Resolution #367 which officially recognizes the new adoption authority under the Ministry of Family, Youth, and Sports. The new Ukrainian adoption authority will be called the State Department for Adoption and Protection … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Intercountry Adoptions Suspended

2/3/06 Ukraine suspends inter-country adoptions until U.S. families comply with post-placement reporting requirements. Click here to read the joint press release between Joint Council and NCFA.

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Ukraine: Legislation Grants Interim Authoriy to Process Adoptions

2/1/06 President Yushchenko has signed the legislation granting interim authority to the Ukrainian NAC to process adoptions until May 1.

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Ukraine: Instructions for Submitting Post Placement Reports

1/30/06 Instructions for Submitting Post Placement Reports According to the Consular Section of the Ukrainian Embassy, post-placement reports “should be submitted once a year for the first three years after adoption, and then once every three years until the child … Continue reading

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Ukraine: US Adoptive Families Must Submit Missing Post Placement Reports

1/27/06 Important Message on Post Placement Reports Currently the Ukrainian government is citing that they are missing post placement reports for approximately 900 children who were adopted to the United States between 1996 and 2004. Ukrainian adoption officials have indicated … Continue reading

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Ukraine: State Department Confirmations on New Legislation

11/23/05 The State Department has just confirmed information regarding adoptions from Ukraine. First, the legislation that will officially move adoption processing to the Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports has passed through the Ukrainian Congress. It is now awaiting presidential … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Delays for Intercountry Adoptions

11/1/05 The Government of Ukraine stated that it will not allow cases to be processed that were received after September 19, when announcements were first made regarding delays for intercountry adoptions. They again emphasized the importance of receiving post-placement reports … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Adoption Suspension on New Dossiers

9/21/05 Ukraine – Adoption Suspension on New Dossiers (09/21/05) On September 21, 2005 the Government of Ukraine informed the U.S. Embassy in Kiev that the National Adoption Center (NAC) of Ukraine was suspending the acceptance of new adoption dossiers from … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Joint Council Meeting with Consul-General MaryKay Carlson and Representatives of the US State Department

7/28/05 Joint Council met with Consul-General MaryKay Carlson from the US Embassy in Kiev and representatives of the US Department of State to discuss upcoming changes in the Ukraine system. Presently adoption cases are being processed and new dossiers are … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Joint Council Letter to President Yushchenko

7/20/05 The Department of State recently issued the following notice. JCICS sent a letter to President Yushchenko last week. Click here to read the letter. Ukraine – Government Announces Priority on Children’s Issues On July 11, 2005, Ukrainian President Viktor … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Expected Resolution to Dissolve the National Adoption Center

7/15/05 Ukraine’s Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports has announced that the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers is expected to issue a resolution in the near future that will dissolve the present National Adoption Center under the Ministry of Education, and … Continue reading

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Ukraine: New Law transferring authority over adoptions to the Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports

1/9/05 The following is an announcement from the US Embassy in Ukraine: On December 20, 2005, President Yushchenko signed the law transferring authority over adoptions from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports. This law … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Public Announcement Regarding Disputed Presidential Elections

11/24/04 This Public Announcement is being issued to alert U.S. citizens to the potential for civil unrest and disturbances, with resultant traffic disruptions in Ukraine, following Ukraine’s November 21, 2004, disputed presidential elections. This Public Announcement expires on December 7, … Continue reading

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Ukraine: US Embassy to Begin Immigrant Visa Processing for Adopted Ukrainian Orphans

4/19/04 Beginning April 19, 2004, the U.S. Embassy in Kiev will start processing immigrant visas for orphans adopted by U.S. citizens in Ukraine (immediate relative visas – IR-3 and IR-4). Previously, upon completion of the Ukrainian adoption, all American families … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Poland to Require Visas for Ukrainian Citizens Traveling to Poland

10/1/03 Starting October 1, 2003, Poland will require visas for Ukrainian citizens traveling to Poland. This means that the U.S. adoptive parents will need to obtain Polish visas for their adopted Ukrainian children before traveling to Warsaw, Poland.

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Ukraine: Memo Issued Asking for Agencies Assistance in Providing Information about Ukraine Adoptees

6/12/03 The Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine has issued the following memo on June 12, 2003 asking for agencies assistance in providing information about Ukraine adoptees. Summary of memo: The Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine would … Continue reading

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