My Own Ukrainian Adoption Story

Our first meeting with Alex

My husband and I adopted our son Alex from Ukraine. For me, the Ukrainian adoption process was full of specific requirements and dossier documentation, which was complicated and complex, and which caused the process to drag out. However, once I understood it, it moved smoothly and was painless. It was at that time I realized how much other families could benefit if they had the knowledge and education of how to go about applying to adopt and processing it in Ukraine.  I speak Russian fluently and have lived and worked in Ukraine for over 20 years. When I was going through the Ukrainian adoption process, I connected with as many online Ukrainian adoption groups and other Ukrainian adoptive parents as possible. I was amazed at the struggles, complications, delays, and significant unexpected expenses other families incurred throughout the Ukrainian adoption process.

While at our son's Ukrainian orphanage and various Ukrainian government organizations, I met adopting families from all over the United States who were adopting Ukrainian children. They shared stories with me of the extensive challenges they have had to overcome to complete the Ukrainian adoption process. I saw an immediate need for an honest, professional, western Ukrainian adoption service to educate and consult with families to help make the process of adopting in Ukraine as painless and smooth as possible.

We are thrilled to have adopted from Ukraine such a beautiful, joyful boy and want to help bring the opportunity to welcome a Ukrainian adopted child into a loving family to others throughout America. My goal, and the mission of Adoption Services International, is for other parents wishing to adopt internationally to realize their adoption dreams and do so in a predictable, affordable and ethical way through independent adoption services in the Ukraine.

Our first family portrait at the orphanage

If you or someone you love want to adopt a child as my husband and I did, our consulting services can help you save money, frustration and time in your Ukrainian adoption.

Contact Adoption Services International now at to learn everything you need to know about Ukrainian adoption, our guaranteed consulting and education fee, and how “doing it yourself” with our guidance may be the best way for your family to adopt a child from Ukraine.



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.


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