• Adoption In Ukraine

    Adoption in Ukraine

    Attractive, affordable and fast process!

    Ukraine is a non-Hague country (not a party to Hague Adoption Convention) and adoption process is cheaper and faster. You don’t need a US adoption agency to do a process in Ukraine, as no US agency is authorized in our country. Only independent adoptions work in Ukraine and you can choose a private facilitator for your process. NB: There are a lot of facilitators to choose from. While a few of them are reputable and provide good quality service, there are many facilitators that have no qualifications, provide poor service and are dishonest. You should think carefully when selecting a facilitator, adoption is a complicated and serious legal process.

    Please consider our Waiting Children section - there are more than 230 children!

    To those who are willing to have a baby (under low cost) visit our surrogacy website

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  • About us - open heart adoption

    About us

    Our Team

    Open Heart Adoption is made up of an expert team of people located across the country, all working together to provide services to adoptive families. We have much experience and knowledge in Ukrainian Law system.

    Mission

    We’re here to help you if you’re just starting the process to adopt. Our agency expands adoption opportunities for children living in orphanages throughout Ukraine. It is our goal to find a loving home for each child as quickly as possible.

    Core values

    We believe that every child deserves to grow up in a permanent, loving family that will give this child the opportunity to become a happy, stable and mature adult. We are committed to finding a forever family to a child from Ukraine.

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  • Adoption Our Policies

    Our Policies and Main Tasks

    Special needs adoption

    In Ukraine, special needs children are children with medical conditions, various degrees of mental, physical or emotional problems. We have low fees for adoption of special needs children.

    Older children adoption

    Due to promotion of domestic foster care and adoption Ukraine offers children of 5 years old and older for international adoption.

    Sibling adoption

    Ukraine is a good country to adopt siblings, especially large sibling groups (3 or more children). In siblings groups one child should be older than 5 years old and other children may be younger than 5 y.o.

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  • Our Agency - Key Aspects

    Our Agency

    Key Aspects

    • We work with adoption in Ukraine since 1999 and completed about 1000 adoption processes
    • We offer an inexpensive program, our team includes lawyers, interpreters, facilitators
    • NO HIDDEN COSTS, LOW COST PROGRAM $7,000-$10,000 whole process

    Our advantages vs a private facilitator

    • Our fees are less or similar
    • We have a lawyer in our team with special knowledge and real experience for solving difficulties in adoption cases
    • We have much experience in adoption, we work with adoptions since 1999.
    • I know a private facilitator in Ukraine who is a former driver. It is absolutely unprofessional approach. In our team there are an experienced lawyer and translators with higher education. We have drivers as well but they drive a car and don't do processes as they don't have special knowledge, and if your process is not smooth you will have problems with your adoption. Sometimes families contact me and want to switch to our team because they understood they made a mistake in their choice.

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  • Adopt of Waiting Children

    Waiting Children

    Every child deserves to have a family.

    Ukrainian children in orphanages are waiting for loving and caring parents. Mostly children are placed to orphanages due to parental neglect or physical abuse. They are regular children who unfortunately had to be removed from their biological families. Some of them are relatively healthy and have development delays due to institutionalization. Many of the children awaiting a family have special needs. Special needs children are children with different needs. Some may require extra guidance and love for them to realize their full potential. Others may require more dedicated care and attention due to their physical, mental, or emotional issues. Regardless, all of these children need a forever home.

    Please consider our Waiting Children section - there are more than 230 children!

    To those who are willing to have a baby (under low cost) visit our surrogacy website

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Adoption in Ukraine


Recognizing that the child… should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding

Hague Convention, Preamble


Adoption in Ukraine

In Ukraine, hundreds of children in orphanages are waiting for loving and caring parents. Many have never experienced the warmth and joy that comes from a forever family because they were abandoned after birth and others were neglected or abused by their biological parents. Mostly children are placed to orphanages due to parental neglect or physical abuse. They are regular children who unfortunately had to be removed from their families; the only difference is that these children have experienced much stress and difficulties in their lives. By adopting a child, you not only help the child grow up in a loving and caring environment, you form a bright and positive future. Adoption is a blessing for the child’s life and yours as well.

What We Offer:

Our agency is based in Kiev, Ukraine. We are able to offer an inexpensive program from 7,000 to 10,000 depends on the age, health and the region where a child is placed. We work with adoptions since 1999 and it is our goal to give you the best adoption experience you can find. Our team is experienced in legal matters and we have much knowledge needed to see your journey through the end. We will always put your interests and needs as well as children's interests first.

Guaranteed Adoption Costs Eliminate Unplanned Expenses

  • Our team includes lawyers, interpreters, regional facilitators and we offer an affordable adoption program
  • We will give you a service invoice after your adoption, this means your expenses will be tax deductible
  • We have US partners who will help you with preparation of your dossier under low fees, $500-1000
  • We work with adoption in Ukraine since 1999 and completed about 1000 adoption processes
  • Translation and notarization of your full dossier will take 2-3 days only
  • We guarantee timely update on every document if there are any changes in the adoption law
  • We can provide references from the families who used our team for adoption since 1999 to 2013. References available under request

Every adoption is different and sometimes there can be juridical problems. We have much experience in Ukrainian law system to solve issues in an easy and fast way. Also we have good connections in all regions of Ukraine and the DFC.

You Can Change A Child's Life Forever!

 


Ukrainian Adoption Criteria

CHILDREN AVAILABLE IN UKRAINE:

  • Five years and older, with Caucasian appearances. Sibling groups available. The amendment exempts children with certain special needs, relative adoptions, and sibling adoptions.
  • Travel to Kiev for an interview in the Ministry where family will receive photos and information on available children. Some information on waiting children may be available prior to travel (not officially).
  • Some children will need medical and/or developmental intervention.
  • More boys are available than girls.

Reminder to those who are willing to have a baby (or infant) - Click to unroll

We want to remind that adoption of relatively healthy children under 5 y.o. is forbidden in Ukraine. With lapse of time to adopt an infant is becoming more and more difficult from year to year all over the world. So Ukraine is a good option for those who can adopt a child older than 5-8 y.o. or special needs child, or large sibling group. And for those who are willing to have a Caucasian baby (infant) visit our IVF or surrogacy website. Surrogacy became more and more popular with every year in the whole world.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two or one trip to Ukraine required.
  • First trip will be approximately 3-4 weeks, family comes home for 2 weeks, then one parent returns to Ukraine for about ten days.
  • Alternatively, family can stay and complete the adoption process in one trip which is approx. 50-65 days.

LENGTH OF PROCESS:

  • Preparation of adoption dossier takes 2-3 months.
  • It takes a couple of weeks to get dossier filed in Ukraine.
  • Parents make first trip approx. 1,5-2 months later after the dossier was submitted.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Parents must be flexible.
  • Couples should be married.
  • Adoption can be completed with one parent only.
  • Singles are not eligible.
Some sections on the website are available to our clients only, namely Dossier sections. Registered users do not have access to these sections unless they express their wish to use our team for adoption and contract with us.

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