As described in our previous alerts, the State Department on Adoption (SDA) has temporary authority to continue processing adoptions until the Ministry of Social Policy is ready to take over as the new adoption authority in Ukraine. On October 13th, the SDA confirmed to us that they had suspended scheduling new adoption appointments in preparation for the final transfer of authority to the Ministry of Social Policy. The SDA has informed us that they continue to accept and register new dossiers from foreign adoptive parents but they currently are not scheduling appointments for these families. According to the SDA, as soon as the new Ukrainian government adoption authority is ready to process the full range of adoption services, the families with registered dossiers will receive appointment letters to travel to Ukraine.
Neither the SDA nor the Ministry of Social Policy is able to provide a date for when the new entity will begin scheduling these appointments.
As usual, we will be following new developments closely to understand how they will affect the families currently in process and will be posting relevant updates.
NOTE: Pls be sure that you change the header in all dossier documents, see section dossier for samples