REGISTRATION WITH DFC
Prospective adopting parents must first register with the Department for Family and Children (see Documentary Requirements below). The DFC processes the documents submitted by adopting parents and enters them into their database within twenty working days. Once an application is approved, the prospective adopting parents will receive an invitation to visit the DFC. When adopting parents arrive in Ukraine, the DFC shows them information about orphans available for international adoption within the parents' specified age range. DFC then issues a letter of referral to allow the prospective parents to visit orphanages to meet and establish contact with a child. Along with the letter of referral, adopting parents will be given their documents, bound, numbered, sealed, and signed by an official in charge of the DFC, with a separate sheet specifying the number of pages and the prospective parents' registration file code.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION WITH THE DFC
The following documents should be presented along with the petition, this is so called dossier: