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    Elton John Looks to Adopt a Tiny Dancer of His Own


    Today 10:23 AM PDT by Megan Masters

    Decorated music man Elton John might be expanding his brood.
    The "Your Song" singer visited Ukraine with his AIDS Foundation on Saturday and found himself taken by a 14-month old boy who lost his parents to the disease.
    "David [Furnish] always wanted to adopt a child and I always said no because I am 62 and I think because of the traveling I do and the life I have...wouldn't be fair for the child," John said of his longtime parnter, who was along for the trip.
    So why now? "Having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don't know how we do that but he has stolen my heart. And he has stolen David's heart and it would be wonderful if we can have a home. I've changed my mind today," John lovingly exclaimed.
    This new outlook can also be attributed to the recent loss of John's close friend and keyboardist, Guy Babylon.
    "It broke my heart because he was such a genius and so young and has two wonderful children," continued the showman. "What better opportunity to replace someone I lost than to replace him with someone I can give a future to."

    Source: Elton John Looks to Adopt a Tiny Dancer of His Own - E! Online

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    Other than Elton being a bitch i'm sure he could provide a great life for him.
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    Lord,the kid would be well loved and taken care of. I hope he does.
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    His heart is in the right place but I don't think "replacing" someone you lost with a baby is exactly the right attitude. Also, he's such a Diva/Bitch I don't think he's going to cope very well with dirty diapers and toddler tantrums which he's quite a specialist at himself.
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    This is awesome and sweet. And omg...Elton is 62? Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    His heart is in the right place but I don't think "replacing" someone you lost with a baby is exactly the right attitude. Also, he's such a Diva/Bitch I don't think he's going to cope very well with dirty diapers and toddler tantrums which he's quite a specialist at himself.
    I agree and I think that there are better ways to provide for children of a foriegn nation than to pull them out of their native enviroment... jmo.


    It struck me when I first read that that I guess its likely that the child is HIV+ too - and he always said that he was too old to adopt. Maybe this is a way for him to do so?


    Oh - and I love how E! just lifted various sentences from the AP Article...
    Elton John wants to adopt Ukrainian toddler
    By GREGORY KATZ (AP) – 1 hour ago
    LONDON — Look out, Madonna and Angelina Jolie — pop star Elton John has decided he wants to join the ranks of A-list celebrities with adopted children.
    But it's not clear if John, 62, will be able to adopt, and the Rocket Man star has not yet started formal proceedings, which are often long and complicated.
    John and longtime partner David Furnish are interested in trying to adopt a Ukrainian toddler named Lev they met during an orphanage tour there.
    The singer told reporters in Ukraine on Saturday that Furnish has long wanted to adopt a child but that he was reluctant until he met Lev at an orphanage where many of the children's parents have died from AIDS.
    "David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said 'no' because I am 62 and I think because of the traveling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn't be fair for the child," John said.
    "But having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don't know how we do that but he has stolen my heart. And he has stolen David's heart and it would be wonderful if we can have a home. I've changed my mind today."
    He acknowledged bureaucratic hurdles may make adoption of a Ukrainian child impossible, citing the lack of a formal adoption protocol between England and the Ukraine as a serious potential problem.
    "I don't know what the procedure is to adopt a boy from the Ukraine. I don't think I can because England doesn't have a treaty with the Ukraine," he said.
    But he said the fact that Furnish, 46, is Canadian may provide an avenue for adoption from the Ukraine. Some countries also make it difficult for gay couples to adopt.
    John and Furnish toured the orphanage — where John performed for the children — as part of his AIDS Foundation work. Ukraine has one of the fastest rising rates of HIV infection in Europe.
    John said he was motivated in part by the sudden death last week of one of his closest friends, keyboardist Guy Babylon.
    "It broke my heart because he was such a genius and so young and has two wonderful children," John said. "What better opportunity to replace someone I lost than to replace him with someone I can give a future to."
    Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.The Associated Press: Elton John wants to adopt Ukrainian toddler
    He can work with various charities from the UK/Ukraine (I'm sure that there are some), and fortunately for him, there is no upper age limit for adoption in the UK

    Oooh.... not sure if he's right, because we have pages on how to adopt from the Ukraine... and it looks quite straightforward. Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Publications
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    Great, now Elton's husband will have the care for two toddlers.

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    I love Elton and think it is sad that they have blocked his adoption based on age and civil union discrimination. I'm sure he and his partner could provide a great home for this child who will probably die of AIDS in an orphanage.

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    Hon - they haven't, he has said that he hasn't even applied!!! He's just juping to conclussions... There is no exclusion on his age or sexual orientation in the UK, and the stuff I found from the Ukrain looked like "normal" stuff too (i.e. no exclusion under those areas)

    But it's not clear if John, 62, will be able to adopt, and the Rocket Man star has not yet started formal proceedings, which are often long and complicated.


    Those procedings - near us - take between 1-2 years.... which considering the changes that are going to happen (especially to prevously childless adoptors) isn't a long time (imo).

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    Yea, his heart is in the right place. I think its a good thing. Kid has no one else..

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    Elton John Cannot Adopt Baby Boy

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    Oh, no!
    As we reported earlier today, Elton John and his partner David Furnish were ready to begin the process of adopting Lev, a Ukrainian toddler.
    But the Ukrainian government has very strict adoption rules and it appears that not even Sir Elton can break them!
    John and Furnish have been united under a civil partnership in the UK since 2005, but Ukrainian law states that a couple must be legally married.
    Additionally they ban gay couples from adopting and potential parents must not be 45 years older than the child they wish to adopt.
    That's 3 strikes against the couple!
    There is a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, however.
    If Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko grants a presidential dispensation, they would be able to bring baby Lev home on the condition that they adopt his brother as well, who is also at the orphanage. We are unsure how likely this request would be granted, though.
    This is a real shame. They would be able to provide Lev with a fantastic life!


    Sorry I was just going by this. Of course it is from Perez so maybe it is wrong.

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    Cute kid!

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    Ooooh!


    He got it from People Magazine...
    Ukrainian laws are very strict when it comes to adoption. Not only do the laws ban same-sex couples from adopting, they also state that the parents cannot be more than 45 years older than the child. Their only hope would be a presidential dispensation to take home 14-month-old Lev.

    On Monday it was also revealed that, according to the country's law, should Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko grant John and Furnish's wish, the pair would also have to adopt Lev's brother, who is also in care.
    I didn't find anything like that when I looked at their site info.... interesting...

    There is no reason that they can't adopt from the UK point of view tho.


    I can't see any of that info on the Ukranian Consulate Website... and yet its being quoted all over the place....

    Adoption
    INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION IN UKRAINE

    The international adoption in Ukraine is regulated by the following legislative acts:
    • Civil Code of Ukraine;
    • Civil Procedure Code of Ukraine;
    • Marriage and Family Code of Ukraine;
    • Adoption procedure of children who are citizens of Ukraine by the Ukrainian and foreign citizens, and control of their residing conditions in the families of adopters (No 1377 of 28 August 2003)
    The registration of the foreign citizens, who wish to adopt children, is conducted by the Children Adoption Centre at the Ministry of Education of Ukraine only (clause 102-2 of the Marriage and Family Code of Ukraine). The Children Adoption Centre is operated as part of the Ministry of Education and is the ONLY legal Ukrainian authority that maintains a database of children available and qualified for both domestic and international adoptions. The Children Adoption Centre is involved in international adoptions from the initial to the final stage, e.g. from the moment when prospective parents apply for registration to the point when, once a child has been identified, the case is forwarded to a court for adjudication.

    Foreign citizens wishing to adopt a child who is a citizen of Ukraine should submit a petition to the Children Adoption Centre requesting to be registered as candidates for adoption and to be permitted to visit orphanages in order to select, meet and establish contacts with an orphan.

    Children Adoption Centre, Ministry of Education of Ukraine
    27, Bulvar Tarasa Shevchenka
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Tel.: +380 (44) 246 5431/32/37/49
    Fax: +380 (44) 246 5452/62

    The following documents should be submitted together with the petition:
    1. Home Study, an affidavit issued by a competent authority in the applicant's country, attesting its eligibility, specifying living conditions, curriculum vitae, family composition, details of existing children and other information. If this affidavit is issued by a non-governmental body, a copy of the license authorizing the conduction of adoption procedures should be appended;
    2. entrance and permanent residence permit for the adopting child issued by the competent authority in the applicant's country;
    3. copy of the passport or other identification of an applicant;
    4. copy of the marriage certificate if applicants are a married couple;
    5. medical report certifying the state of health of an applicant. The report should include a declaration that an applicant does not suffer from any kind of psychic, tubercular, internal, skin or venereal infectious diseases, drug, toxic or alcohol addiction as well as AIDS and syphilis tests;
    6. written statement certified by a notary with no objection to adopt a child by the spouse of an applicant (in case when the spouse is not going to adopt a child);
    7. police reply under the subject access provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 ("no criminal record" statement);
    8. proof of income (bank statement of annual income);
    9. applicant's commitment (if the adoption is granted) to register a child within one month in the Consular/Visa Section, to supply the information (at least once a year) about an adopted child's living conditions and educational process, and to let a consular officer keep in touch with the adopted child.

    All the above mentioned documents should be previously certified by the Legalisation Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or by the officials of British Territories to which the 1961 Hague Convention applies

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Legalisation Office
    Old Admiralty Building, Whitehall
    London, SW1A 2LG
    Tel.: (020) 7008 1111
    Fax.: (020) 7008 1010

    and then translated into Ukrainian. The translationshould be certified by the Consular/Visa Section or by the notary public officers in the territory of Ukraine.

    Documents remain valid for one year.

    The Children Adoption Centre processes within twenty days the documents submitted by an applicant and if the adoption is granted register them as the candidates for adoption. The Centre will then issue a letter of referral to allow the prospective parents to visit orphanages and to meet, select and establish contact with the children. Should the Centre refuse to register an applicant it will send a substantiated written reply along with the submitted documents.

    Please mind that translators or interpreters are not available at the Children Adoption Centre, so callers and visitors have to be prepared to speak Ukrainian or have their own interpreters.

    If the Ukrainian child resides in the United Kingdom the prospective adoptive parent also has to apply to the Consular/Visa Section for the special conclusion about adoption.
    If prospective adoptive parent is married with the Ukrainian citizen and wish to adopt his/her child it is also necessary to attach child's birth certificate, death certificate of the natural parent of a child or decision of the court about his/her legal incapacity and the mother's/father's (Ukrainian citizen's) consent to adopt a child certified by the Consular/Visa Section or by the notary public officers in the territory of Ukraine.

    The adoption of children will be carried out under the application of person wishing to adopt the child in the judicial order. The presence of the prospective adoptive parent at the Court is obligatory (Clause 102 of the Marriage and Family Code of Ukraine).

    There is no fee for the adoption of a child except statutory costs, notarial acts, translation and similar services.

    The receipt of any type of payment or gratification for granting of the adoption is forbidden.

    The intermediary commercial activity concerning adoption of children, their tutorship or fosterage by the Ukrainian or foreign families is forbidden (Clause 102-3 of the Marriage and Family Code of Ukraine).

    Other individuals may act on behalf of and in the interests of the citizens who wish to adopt a child under accordingly certified power of attorney, but the following requirements should be fulfilled:

    1. candidates for adoption prior to a decision about adoption are personally obligated:
    • to familiarize themselves with the documents related to the adoption of a child, including state of health certificate;
    • to meet and establish contact with the child.
    2. The presence of the adopters at the time of judicial trial of adoption in court is mandatory.
    3. The adopters are personally obligated:
    • to get the court decision regarding the adoption;
    • to take the child from its residence upon presentation a copy of the court's decision regarding adoption.
    After adoption the adoptive parents should register a child in the Consular/Visa Section by representing the following documents:
    1. application of the citizen of Ukraine who is a permanent resident in the UK;
    2. child's birth certificate;
    3. child's passport and copies of its pages;
    4. one passport sized photograph of the child;
    5. copies of the front pages of the parents' passports.


    THE CONSULAR/VISA SECTION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS AND WHEN NECESSARY. ALL THE ABOVE MENTIONED CONDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION.


    Citizens of Ukraine living outside of Ukraine and foreign citizens willing to adopt a child from Ukraine have to make the request to the Department that should include the following documents:

    1) Notarized statement of candidates’ registration with adopter;
    2) Copy of passport or other document that proves identity ( two copies );
    3) Conclusion of the competent authority of your country of residence that confirms ability of applicant to be an adopter. Conclusion must contain: address, living conditions (the number of bedrooms, presence of conditions for dwelling of child), biographic information, composition of family (amount of persons living together with the applicant, degree of ties of blood, presence of own children), attitude of applicants towards adoption. The conclusion must contain recommendations on quantity, age and state of health of the children which applicants are able to adopt;
    If the conclusion has been issued by non-public body, it must include a copy of the license that authorizes the authority to do function related to the adoption;
    4) Permission of the competent authority of the applicants’ country of residence allowing to enter the country and permanent residence of the adopted child;
    5) Obligations of applicant ( two copies):
    · register the child at the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine (pointing the name of institution, mission, its address) within a month upon entrance into the country of living);
    · guarantee the right of the adopted child to keep Ukrainian citizenship until the age of 18;
    · provide to the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine no less than once a year during the first three years after adoption of the child, and after once in three years until the age of 18 the report on the conditions of dwelling and state of health of the adopted child in form in accordance to the annex 5;
    · provide for the representative of Consulate or Diplomatic mission of Ukraine the possibility to communicate with the child;
    · report to the Consulate or Diplomatic mission of Ukraine on the change of the place of residence of the adopted child;

    6) Notarized written consent of the other spouses on the adopting the child (in case one of the married couple adopt the child), unless otherwise stipulated by the legislation;
    7) Certificate on amount of wage for the last six months or copy of declaration on income for the period of previous calendar year certified by the body that issued it or notarized;
    8) Notarized copy of marriage certificate, registered by the competent authority of the country ( two copies);
    9) Conclusion on the state of health of every applicants, composed in form in accordance to the annex 3;
    10) Certificate on presence or absence of previous conviction for every applicant, given by the competent authority of the country of residence;
    11) Notarized copy of document confirming proprietary or using the accommodation space indicating it general and housing area and amount of bedrooms.

    The conclusion on the state of health and certificate on presence or absence of previous conviction have to be given by each of spouse in case of adoption the child by one of the married couple.


    Notarized copy of amount of wage or other income of applicants, presence of property or the right to use property and other statements do not substitute the documents indicated in this paragraph.

    Your request will be examined by the Department, if it contains all necessary documents indicated in this paragraph.

    Each document (except copy of the passport or other document that identifies person), listed in the paragraph 33 of this order, as well as any statement, appeal of the citizens of Ukraine, that reside outside of Ukraine, and foreign citizens which would like to adopt a child must be legalized in the appropriate overseas Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine unless otherwise provided by international treaty of Ukraine, and have to be provided to the Department together with their translation into Ukrainian that are approved in accordance with established procedure.

    Statements and appeals of the foreign citizens which legally stay on the territory of Ukraine have to be written in Ukrainian and notarized.

    Statements, appeals that do not comply with requirements of this paragraph will not be considered.

    The validityperiod of the documents indicated in this order is no more than one year since the date of issue) unless otherwise stipulated by the legislation of the country (that must to be mentioned in the document) where they have been issued.

    On submission day to the Department, the validity period of the documents must not be less than six months.

    In case the validity period of the documents according to the legislation of the country of issued is less than six months on submission day to the Department, they must be valid.


    Rights and Obligations of the applicants in adopter and adopters.

    80. The applicants in adaptor have the following rights :
    - to become acquainted with the personal file, medical card of child and obtain information about the child in accordance to the paragraphs 57 and 67 of this Order.
    - to conduct additional medical research of the child exceptionally in the state or communal clinic in presence of the representative of the child care service and child or state institution where the child lives or adopting parents, legal guardian.

    81. The applicants in adaptor are obliged to comply:
    - requirements of legislation of Ukraine on adoptions;
    - recommendation of the expert (psychologist, teacher, social worker) while establishing contact with a child.

    82. The adaptors are required:
    - upon provision of the copy of the court decision - personally take the child from the institution or family where the child is brought up, in the presence of the representative of the child care service;
    to register the child at the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine in the country of your residence (for the citizens of Ukraine, which live
    outside of Ukraine, and foreign citizens) during a month after adoption the child;
    - provide for the representative of Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine the possibility to communicate with the child and to carry out a supervision on the conditions and education of the adopt child;
    - provide to the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine no less than once a year during the first three years after adoption of the child, and after once in three years until the age of 18 the report on the conditions of dwelling and state of health of the adopted child (for the citizens of Ukraine which live abroad and for foreign citizens).
    - report on the change of the place of residence of the adopted child to the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine that carry out a supervision on the conditions and education of the adopt child.

    Adoption of a child - citizen of Ukraine residing abroad.

    83. In order to adopt a child - citizen of Ukraine residing abroad, citizens of Ukraine and foreign citizens apply to the Consulate of Ukraine or Diplomatic Mission in the appropriate state.
    The application must include the documents accordingly to the sub- paragraphs 2, 3, 5 -11, of the paragraph 33 of this Order.

    84. The Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine during 20 working days after receiving the application:
    - checks the reasons for adoption that are confirmed by the documents accordingly to the paragraph 5 of this Order;
    - prepares the conclusion about expedience of adoption and its correspondents with child’s interests;
    - prepares a conclusion about suitability of adoption and accordance his interests of child.

    85. To adopt a child who is a citizen of Ukraine but residing abroad takes place in case of the Department’s consent.

    Children - citizens of Ukraine residing abroad can be adopted are not registered.

    86. In order to receive allowance of the Department to adapt the child citizen of Ukraine residing abroad, the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine presents to the Department documents accordingly to sub-paragraphs 2, 3, 5, 11 of the Paragraph 33 of this Order. Conclusion on suitability of adoption and its corrispondance with child's interests as well as authorised documents accordingly to the Paragraph 5 of this Order.
    87. The Department, basing on received documents, during 20 working days considers possibility to grant allowance to adapt the child.

    In case of positive decision the Department issues the allowance and sends it together with provided documents to the appropriate Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine.

    The Department informs appropriate Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine about refusing to grant allowance providing reasons and returns provided documents.

    88. The decision on adoption of the child citizen of Ukraine residing abroad by the citizens of Ukraine is taken by the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine basing on the documents provided accordingly to sub-paragraphs 2, 3, 5, 11 of the Paragraph 33 and Paragraphs 84 and 85 of this Order.
    89. The documents basing on which appropriate Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine have the decision, are stored in the appropriate Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine during 10 years and after are transferred to the archive in accordance with the law.
    90. In case of adoption of the child citizen of Ukraine residing abroad by the foreign citizens the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine issues them the Allowance of the Department for adoption and returns documents accordingly to sub-paragraphs 2, 3, 5, 11, of the Paragraph 33 of this Order to issue them to the appropriate bodies of the country where this child resides.




    Adoption by one of spouses of the other's.

    91. Adoption by the one of the spouses the child of the other's takes place without registration of the child.
    Adoption by the one of the spouses the child of the other's takes place in the place of residence of the child.

    In order to adopt the child, the one of the spouses who would like to adopt, applies to the child care service in the place of residence of the child.

    The application must include:
    - Copy of passport or other document that proves identity;
    - copy of marriage certificate;
    - Conclusion on the state of health of applicant;
    - Certificate on presence or absence of previous conviction;
    - Copy of child’s birth certificate;
    - Written agreement on adoption of the parents of the child or notarised agreement of the one's of the spouses whose child is adopted by the other and the document that proves absence of the other of the parents (copy of the death certificate or copy of the death certification provided by the body of the registration of the civil status acts, copy of the court's decision on depriving of the parent's rights, recognition legally incapable, recognition to be missed, certificate of the body of registration of civil status acts on the register of the father of the child etc).
    Child care service during 10 working days upon arrival an application and documents makes record on living conditions of the applicant, considers suitability of adoption and its correspondence with child’s interests and prepares project of appropriate conclusion.
    The conclusion on suitability on adoption and its correspondents with child’s interests and is composed on the letter head of the regional, regional in the city of Kyiv and Sevastopol City Administrations, Executive body of city, regional of the City Council, signed by the head ( deputy head), stamped and is presented against receipt.
    Together with conclusion the applicant receives documents presented by the applicant in adaptor that are numbered, stringed together, stamped and signed by the Head (deputy head) of the child Care service.
    Information on the person, who would like to adopt the child of his / her husband / wife, is not registered in the database of applicants in adaptor.
    91. Adoption of the child of the others spouses by the foreign citizen or a person without citizenship who are married with citizens of Ukraine and permanently reside in Ukraine, takes place in accordance with paragraph 91 of this Order.
    92. In order to adopt a child citizen of Ukraine that resides abroad, one of the spouses who would like to adopt the child applies to the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine in the country of child’s residence.

    The application must include:

    - Copy of passport or other document that proves identity;
    - copy of marriage certificate registered by the competent authority;
    - Conclusion on the state of health of applicant;
    - Certificate on presence or absence of previous conviction given by the competent authority of the country of living;
    - Conclusion of the competent authority of your country of residence that confirms ability of applicant to be an adopter. Conclusion must contain: address, living conditions, biographic information, composition of family, attitude of applicants towards adoption. The conclusion must contain recommendations on quantity, age and state of health of the children which applicants are able to adopt.If the conclusion has been issued by non-public body, it must include a copy of the license that authorizes the authority to do function related to the adoption;
    - Copy of child’s birth certificate;
    - Written agreement on adoption of the parents of the child or notarised agreement of the one's of the spouses whose child is adopted by the other and the document that proves absence of the other of the parents (copy of the death certificate or copy of the death certification provided by the body of the registration of the civil status acts, copy of the court's decision on depriving of the parent's rights, recognition legally incapable, recognition to be missed, certificate of the body of registration of civil status acts on the register of the father of the child etc).
    94. The Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine during 20 working days upon arriving of documents, provided accordingly to the Paragraph 93 of this Order considers suitability on adoption and its correspondents with child’s interests if the adaptor is the citizens of Ukraine.

    If the adoption takes place through the appropriate bodies of the state where the child resides, the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine prepares conclusion on suitability on adoption and its correspondents with child’s interests and presents it to the applicant to present it to the appropriate body.
    95. Upon adoption of the child, one of the spouses by the other information on the child is registered by the Child Care Service in the Registration Book of Children adopted by the stepfather / stepmother which is composed accordingly to annex 11, and by the Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine - in the Registration Book of decisions on adoption.
    96. The document of adoption of the child of one of the spouses by the other are saved by the Child Care Service during 10 years and after are transferred to the state archive.
    Documents basing of which Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine have made decision on adoption, are saved in the appropriate Consulate or Diplomatic Mission of Ukraine during 10 years and after are transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


    And yet other agencied sites (Ukraine to US) specifically state that there is NO age limit...
    In order to adopt from Ukraine, you must first be approved by the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the United States. The following information explains other requirements needed to adopt from Ukraine. Age Requirements
    • You must be 15 years older than the child you are wanting to adopt
    • Some agencies will put a maximum age requirement for adopting an infant or young child; this is NOT a requirement for Ukraine, it is simply an agency requirement
    • INS requires singles to be at least 24 when starting paperwork
    • INS has no age requirement if you are married
    • Some agencies in the USA will require you to be over 25 years of age and married two years before they will assist you in your adoption. This is NOT a Ukraine requirement; it is an agency requirement
    Health Issue Requirements
    • You must be free of AIDS, Syphilis and TB to adopt from Ukraine
    • Those with physical disabilities CAN adopt from Ukraine as long as they can care for the child

    Independent Ukraine Adoption | Ukraine Adoption Requirements

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