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    Adoption in Ukraine

    Attractive, affordable and fast process!

    Ukraine is a non-Hague country and adoption process is cheaper and faster.
    See The Requirements for Adoption in Ukraine

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  • About us

    About us

    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.

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  • Our Policies and Main Tasks

    Our Policies and Main Tasks

    Special needs adoption

    Older children adoption

    Sibling groups adoption


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  • Waiting Children

    Waiting Children

    Every child deserves to have a family.

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Adoption in Ukraine


Dear visitors, due to war in Ukraine, we ask for your help with our young orphans. As you may know many orphanages in Ukraine have been evacuated but there are still those that aren’t. Humanitarian situation is in crisis almost everywhere in Ukraine. It’s hard to get basic amenities like food, medicine, baby food, blankets, etc. Many of these kinds of things are simply not available or the quantities are restricted. We have huge lines in the drugstores, markets and roads are blocked and very dangerous for travel. PURE CHAOS. We have been assisting with the adoption process since 2000, and have many connections with orphanages around Ukraine. You can help orphans by:

  • For people in the US we have joined with Reece's Rainbow to provide a means for tax deductible donations: please click button below

  • If you familiar with crypto currency you can donate in USDT, to our crypto currency account, please email us at and will give to you details
  • Sending your money for direct transfer to orphanage directors, deputy directors, orphanage staff like caretakers, caregivers, nanny’s, etc, many of them have been evacuated with the children to different places in Ukraine. Please note that orphanage staff have salaries of approximately 200 USD per MONTH not per week, so every dollar is important to them.
  • Donating for all necessities from shelters to basic food and hygiene items.
  • Direct help always works better than transferring money to different charity funds.
  • We opened accounts on the Wise money system, it’s the most simple money transfer system in the world.


For residents in USA and Canada please use the account below for money transfer, you can use WISE website

  • Account holder: Oleg Marynenko
  • Routing number: 084009519
  • Account number: 9600003051513619
  • Account type: Checking
  • Wise's address: (if needed) 19 W 24th Street New York NY 10010 United States

For residents in EURO UNION and whole world please use account bellow in EURO, if you not EURO UNION resident please use WISE website and convert your local currency to EURO and send to account bellow.

  • Account holder: Oleg Marynenko
  • IBAN: BE66 9672 7281 0543
  • Wise's address: (if needed) Avenue Louise 54, Room S52 Brussels 1050 Belgium

Please subscribe to our adoption in Ukraine Facebook group (have 1.5k members) and to be sure that we use your money to help an orphanages, directly to a specific child or specific staff at the orphanage. Please please understand that right now is not time for formalities, and every dollar is important for all orphans.

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.

Every child has a right to have a loving and caring family. And we should always strive to improve the current situation and give homes to children. We all know that children are the flowers of life. Ukrainian orphan children are very special, vulnerable, they already had much experience despite the fact that they are kids. They need love, care, attention and the most important - they need a family!

Our Mission

We are adoption attorneys since 1999 and it is our goal to give you the best adoption experience you can find. We have the experience and compassion needed to see your journey through the end. We will always put your interests and needs as well as children's interests first.

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.
  • It's forbidden to adopt a single child under 5 y.o. but if the child under 5 y.o. is in the sibling group, then it's possible, for instance, one child should be older than 5 y.o. and the other one or two child/ren may be under 5 y.o. Some younger children are available classified with serious medical conditions from about 6-9 months (list of diseases here)
  • 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.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Parents must be flexible.
  • Couples should be married.
  • Adoption can be completed with one parent only.
  • Singles are not eligible.

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.

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.

What We Offer:

Our agency is based in Kiev, Ukraine. We are able to offer an inexpensive program from 9,000 to 11,000 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.

  • 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 - adoption agencies that work with adoptions for many years, are Hague-accredited, reputable and honest
  • 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. References available under request

Please Note - US citizens

Ukraine is a non-Hague country (not a party to Hague Adoption Convention) and adoption process is cheaper and faster. Since July 2014 the United States of America made changes to the laws and under new requirements all adoptive parents should hire Hague-accredited agencies in the USA to start the process of international adoption and home study. We have contacts with a few partner US agencies that work with adoptions for many years, are Hague-accredited, reputable and honest. For more information contact us

Ukrainian laws haven’t changed and independent adoptions continue to work in our country. We are licensed to provide legal services in Ukraine and are able to do adoption processes in a legal way (not a private facilitator). For your information, a US adoption agency can’t do adoption process in Ukraine, as no US agency is authorized in our country.

Our Values

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.



  • Address: 19 A Dniprovska naberezhna St., (2nd floor), Kiev 02081, Ukraine
  • Phone: +380 44 545 58 24 | Kyiv time GMT +2
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Note Our locality Kiev, Ukraine. Single men/women, same sex marriages are not allowed. We are very sorry but at time of war adoption impossible it's a law (in WW2 was the same) you can help orphanages directly or help us and will help to orphanages - see yellow badge on the top.

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