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 foreign citizens in the fourth quarter of 2008. The annual adoption dossiers quota for 2008 had previously been set at 1,453. Although all of these were booked within the first months of this year, not all of these families actually submitted dossiers. As a result, the SDAPRC (State Department for Adoptions and Protection of the Rights of the Child) has now opened the unused slots for new adoption dossiers. These slots are not an increase in the annual quota; rather they still fall under the annual limit of 1,453 dossiers. This number is not subdivided by country or by specific categories of children.

The SDAPRC resumed acceptance of new dossiers on October 14th, 2008 and will continue accepting dossiers for 2008 until November 27th, 2008.

Order #3899 includes two documents, one of them presenting the number of children available for intercountry adoption, sorted by age and health condition, as of September 1, 2008. Please note that these statistics are independent of annual quotas set by the Ministry (noted above), but provide a useful overview of the age and health condition of children available for adoption. The second document is the schedule for submission of adoption dossiers from foreign adoptive parents.

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