How long will I be in Ukraine when I adopt?
On average you will be in Ukraine for 4-8 weeks. If both parents are adopting both adoptive parents must be at the SDA adoption referral appointment 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 adopted child. Please see the adoption process and timing estimates for a detailed timeline. The time in Ukraine is extremely important to bond with your child and learn more about the culture they come from.
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.