Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

, Kyiv 04:09

Adoption of Children

The adoption of the child shall in its best interests to ensure a stable and harmonious conditions of life.

Adoption procedures in Ukraine, including international adoption, are regulated by:

Family Code of Ukraine;

Rules on the Adoption procedure, adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 08 October 2008 No.905.

Please note that, according to Article 211 of the Family Code of Ukraine, the adopter of the child should be an employable person aged at least twenty-one years old, except when the adopter is a relative of the child.
The adopter should be a person who is older than an adopted child by at least fifteen years. The age difference between the adopter and the child cannot exceed forty-five years.

Moreover, according to Article 24 of the Law of Ukraine "On Protection of Childhood" the adoption of the child, who is a citizen of Ukraine, cannot be conducted by an unmarried foreigner, except for when the foreigner is a relative of the child.

Citizens of Ukraine who reside outside Ukraine and foreigners wishing to adopt a child living in Ukraine apply to the State Department for Adoption and Protection of Children’s Rights of the Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sport (the Department).

Address: 14 Desyatynna St, Kyiv, 01025, Ukraine
Tel.: +38 044 52-32, 52-31.
Fax : +38 044 279 1113.
E-mail: dity@msms.gov.ua
Web site: http://www.kmu.gov.ua/sport/control/uk/publish/category?cat_id=69438

The Department filed the case, which consists of the documents mentioned in paragraph 33 of the Order of proceeding with the adoption and implementation oversight of human adopted children (the order). The validity of the documents is one year from the date of issuance, unless otherwise stipulated by national laws (as stated in the document) in which they are issued. On the day of filing period to the Department for further action should be not less than six months.

Adoption of children who are citizens of Ukraine by foreigners married to citizens of Ukraine and permanently residing in Ukraine is processed in the manner required for citizens of Ukraine.

Procedure and conditions of reception of application documents package from citizens of Ukraine who reside outside Ukraine and foreigners wishing to adopt a child in Ukraine are defined by the Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sports.

State Department for Adoption and Protection of Child Rights within 20 working days considers the application of citizens of Ukraine who reside outside of Ukraine and foreigners, checks the documents attached thereto in accordance with current legislation.

In case of positive decision the Department has applicants for registration as candidates for adoption to date information about them to the book keeping candidates adopters.

In case of taking account of the applicant is sent by mail or seems justified in writing with documents submitted by him. Reasons for refusal of registering of a lack of documents specified requirements and the availability of unverified documents in due course corrections, the discrepancy translation of the original content.

Introduction of candidates for adopters with information about children who may be adopted, and granting them the directions to get acquainted with a child perform exceptionally Department.

Candidates for adoption are entitled to three times (including repeat receptions) for information about children who may be adopted, provided that the date of admission in the Department of term future of their documents will be no less than a month.

Adoption of a child who is a citizen of Ukraine, on the basis of a court decision in the manner prescribed by law.

The adopter shall:

  • personally pick up children from school or family, where it is raised in the presence of a service representative from Adoption Association after the presentation of a copy of a court decision on adoption;
  • register the child in Consulate or Embassy of Ukraine in the country of residence a month after the adoption;
  • provide an opportunity for consular representatives or diplomatic representatives to communicate with the child and to supervise the conditions of its residence and education;
  • submit Consulate or diplomatic representation office of Ukraine with reports on living conditions and health of children each year within the first three years after the adoption of the child and later to the child’s coming of 18 years once every 3 years;
  • inform of a change of residence of the adopted child Consular agencies or diplomatic missions of Ukraine, which oversees the living conditions and upbringing of the adopted child.

To adopt a child who is a citizen of Ukraine but living abroad, citizens of Ukraine and foreigners treated with an appropriate statement to consular or diplomatic mission of Ukraine in the country of residence of the child. The statement added the documents mentioned in paragraph 5 and subparagraphs 2.3, 5.11, paragraph 33 procedure.

Adoption of a child who is a citizen of Ukraine but living abroad is subject to permission by the Department.

We express our sincere appreciation to the adopters for adopting a citizen of Ukraine and hope to find understanding on the need to comply with the legislation of Ukraine.


Consular Section in London
Address: 78 Kensington Park Road London W11 2PL. View on map
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7243 8923. Hotline for emergencies as regards Ukraine’s nationals: +44(0)75 5348 3628 (24/7)
Fax: 00 44 207 727 35 67
Email: gc_gb@mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Mon: 10:00 am to 1.00 pm (new applications will be accepted until 12.30 pm only)

Tue: 10:00 am to 1.00 pm (new applications will be accepted until 12.30 pm only)

Wed: 1 pm to 4:30 pm (new applications will be accepted until 4 pm only)

Thu: 10:00 am to 1.00 pm (new applications will be accepted until 12.30 pm only)

Fri: 10:00 am to 11.30 am (only applications of pregnant women, families with

 minors, disabled people will be accepted)

Fri: 11:30 am to 1.00 pm – all other applications (new applications will be accepted until 12.30 pm only)

 

Ukraine’s holidays and bank holidays in the UK in 2017

(The Consular Section will be closed on these dates)

1-2 January – New Year  

7-9 January – Christmas

8 March – International Women’s Day

14 April – Good Friday, bank holiday in the UK

16-17 April – Easter

1-2 May – Labour Day 

8-9 May – Victory Day over Nazism in World War II 

29 May – Spring bank holiday in the UK

4-5 June – Whit Sunday and Monday (Trinity)

28 June – Constitution Day of Ukraine

24 August – Independence Day of Ukraine

28 August – Summer bank holiday in the UK

14-16 October – Defender of Ukraine Day

25 December – Christmas Day, bank holiday in the UK

26 December – Boxing Day, bank holiday in the UK

Notices:

Please, note that we are closed on Ukraine's holidays as well as on bank holidays in the UK


Consulate of Ukraine in Edinburgh (Great Britain)
Chief: Mr Andrii Kuslii
Consul - head of mission
Address: 8 Windsor Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5JR. Citizen's reception hours on consular and legal issues: Monday, Wednesday, Friday:09:00-12:45; Tuesday:14:00-17:45;  Thursday:09:00-11:00. View on map
Phone: 0044 131 556 00 23
Fax: 0044 131 557 34 60
Email: gc_gbe@mfa.gov.ua
Website: http://edinburgh.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Reception of citizens of Ukraine, foreign nationals and stateless persons:

 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 09:00 -12: 45

 Tuesday:                                  14:00 - 17:45

 Thursday:                                09:00 - 11:00 

for certain categories of citizens (disabled people, pregnant women, seriously ill nationals)

 Reception of citizens by the head of mission will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from 09.30 to 12.00.

On weekends and holidays Ukrainians will be accepted in case of an emergency, loss of passport documents, accident, death, arrest, etc.

Emergency phone (strictly for Ukrainian nationals in life-threatening situations in Scotland & Northern Ireland Region): +44 7423290618.

Boundaries of the consular district:

Scotland and Northern Ireland

Notices:

One should pay consular fees by cards: VISA DELTA, VISA ELECTRON, UK MAESTRO DEBIT, MASTERCARD DEBIT

 

 

Social media use:

Consulate of Ukraine facebook page - http://on.fb.me/1FvvtkH

Consulate of Ukraine Twitter account - https://twitter.com/UKRinEdinburgh

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Social Media Accounts - http://mfa.gov.ua/en/page/open/id/4601