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President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed a law, that allows parents who adopt a child to take leave to care for her.The relevant law passed Parliament on December 21.


Kyiv natives and residents who want to adopt a child or take foster care have an opportunity to get expert advice in the City Child’s Centre.

As childrens services informed, the future parents backed up by qualified experts (psychologists, social care teachers, outreach workers) would be able to evaluate their own forces and abilities for taking a child to their family, would find out about legal and procedural peculiarities of document preparation and would get expert advice on the influence of genetic and social inheritance on childs education and development, etc.


Making a report on the results of the year 2009, Yuriy Pavlenko, the Minister of Family, Youth and Sport of Ukraine emphasized that in the course of 11 months of 2009 Ukrainians adopted 2137 children.

In particular, this year there was a noticeable increase in adoption in Kherson, Zakarpattia, Poltava, Donetsk, Mykolaiv and Odesa oblasts.

In the same period of time the foreigners adopted 1337 children, which is 20% less than for the same period of the previous year. The Minister remarked that starting from the second half of 2006 international adoption reduced almost in two times while domestic one doubled.


As of October 1, 2009 there are in Ukraine:

467 family-type children’s homes (FTCH) with 3122 children staying there.

2827 adoptive families with 4730 adopted children being raised there.
To obtain the information about the children that can be adopted, the candidates for adoptive parents have right to apply to children’s service by place of residence, Ministry of Youth, Family and Gender Policy of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, children’s services of oblast administrations and of Kyiv and Sevastopol city administrations and to the State Department on Adoption and Children’s Rights Protection.
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