We understand the Decree to amend the Ukrainian Family Code to reflect the transfer of adoption authority to the Ministry of Social Policy is currently in effect. However, the SDA has continued to carry out the functions of the adoption authority. We will continue to encourage Ukraine to ensure that adoptions between Ukraine and the United States are not interrupted as the Ukrainian Family Code is amended and the procedural and logistical aspects of the transfer is implemented.
According to SDA, there are now 134 U.S. families registered with the SDA, some of them already in-country. Families should contact their local adoption service provider for further updates and details.
We will keep monitoring the situation and will provide updates as they become available.