How healthy are the Ukrainian children available for adoption?
The health of the Ukrainian children available for adoption varies. Most children who spend time in any institution are developmentally delayed; however the extent varies with the child.
At the time of referral, you will receive a medical history for all the children you are presented from the Ukrainian Ministry for adoption. The Ukrainian orphanage will give a more extensive medical history for the adopted child as well.
There is no guarantee that the information provided is accurate or complete. There is risk in any adoption.
One of the benefits of adopting an older child in Ukraine is that you are able to see the child's personality and after spending time with the child have a good indication of the child's health and cognitive abilities and challenges.
Ukrainian adoption law provides parents adopting from Ukraine internationally to have an independent doctor, or doctors, assess the child's health.
Adoption Services International is a consulting firm providing consultation to families in the US and Ukraine to assist them with the Ukrainian adoption process. ASI does not make placements. In Ukraine only the government makes adoption placements. ASI is not an adoption agency, facilitator, nor intermediary assisting in the placement, selection and/or matching of adoptive parents with birth parents or children. ASI does not representing itself as such, nor does it offer such services, nor receive payment for such services. ASI conducts no services that are defined as Adoption Services under the Universal Accreditation Act.