Adoption in Ukraine
New Procedures for Identifying and Treating Active Tuberculosis
Effective April 1, 2013, the U.S. Embassy’s panel physicians in Ukraine will start using the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2007 Tuberculosis Technical Instructions. Please visit the relevant page of our website for detailed notice.
This adoption information is based on the latest guidance the Embassy has received from the Department for Family and Children (DFC) under the Ministry for Social Policy of Ukraine. It is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific Ukrainian adoption laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel or your adoption service provider.
Information that you will find on our website is a guide for U.S. citizens who plan to adopt a child in Ukraine and apply for an immigrant visa for the child to come to the United States. This process involves complex foreign and U.S. legal requirements. U.S. consular officers review each case carefully to ensure that the legal requirements of both countries have been met, for the protection of the prospective adopting parent(s), the biological parents(s) and the child. Interested U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to contact U.S. consular officials in Ukraine before formalizing an adoption agreement to ensure that appropriate procedures have been followed, which will make it possible for the Embassy to issue a U.S. immigrant visa for the child.
Dear Adoptive Parents,
- Please be advised that the Consular Section will be closed for adoption and immigrant visa interviews on May 1-2 and May 6, 9 and 27, 2013. Please plan accordingly.
New Address of the U.S. Embassy
4 Aircraft Designer Igor Sikorsky Street, Kyiv, Ukraine 04112 (former Tankova St.)
From the U.S.:
5850 Kyiv Place
Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20521-5850
U.S. Embassy to Ukraine
4 Aircraft Designer Igor Sikorsky Street,
Kyiv 04112, Ukraine
(former Tankova St.)
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv is closed to the public for visa business on weekends, the last Friday of the month, as well as U.S. and Ukrainian holidays.