Too Old to Adopt?
Age Requirements: Under a Ukrainian law which went into effect on October 4, 2011, prospective adoptive parents must be at least 21 years old, and at least 15 years older than the child to be adopted (the 45-year maximum age difference requirement has been eliminated. This means that there is NO upper age limit for adoptive parents in Ukraine).
In the case of an adoption of an 18-year old child, the minimum age difference between the adopted child and the adopting parent must be at least 18 years.
If only one of the adoptive parents complies with these age requirements, the adoption can be completed in the eligible parent's name only (classified as IR4 visa type). If the child is being adopted by a relative, the age difference is not considered. Adoptive parents are advised to consult with an attorney experienced in international adoption law and/or immigration law, especially under these circumstances.
Marriage Requirements: You must be married in order to be eligible to adopt from Ukraine. Single parent adoption is not permitted.
Adoption Services International is a consulting firm providing consultation and education only to families in the US and Ukraine to assist them with their own arranging and processing of adoptions from the Ukrainian. ASI does not make placements. ASI is not an adoption agency, facilitator, law firm, or intermediary and does not assist in the placement, selection and/or matching of adoptive parents with birth parents or children. ASI does not represent itself as such, nor does it offer such services, nor receive payment for such services. ASI does not perform any services that are defined as Adoption Services under the Universal Accreditation Act, or under the New Jersey adoption statute.