How long will I be in Ukraine when I adopt?

On average, you will be in Ukraine for 6-8 weeks. If both parents are adopting, both adoptive parents must attend the adoption referral appointment at the Ukrainian Ministry and the adoption court hearing. After that, one or both adopting parents may leave and return or stay in Ukraine to be with and bond with their Ukrainian child. Please see the adoption process and timing estimates for a typical detailed timeline. The time in Ukraine is extremely important to bond with the child and learn more about the child’s culture.


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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