Questions about international adoptions

Hello Everyone!

My husband and I would like to adopt a child from his home country of Ukraine.

Does anyone have any experience with adopting internationally?

What fees were associated? What country did you adopt from? Did you hire a lawyer? Adoption agency? Which one did you use? Any big surprises? How long did you have to spend over seas? Did both you and your partner go? How did you pay for your home back home while you were gone? Were you able to get a leave of absence from work? Was your family supportive? What was your biggest obstacle in international adopting? Where did you get documents translated? How much did it cost you? What was your home study like? How long did you have to wait? How did you find a child? Did the agency find a child for you? Recommendations for an agency or lawyer? Do they do a credit check? (I had a bankruptcy years ago, but have since sorted my life out).

Would love especially to hear from anyone who may have adopted specifically from Ukraine 🙂 I know a lot of the material I have found in my reading says the adoption agencies are concerned about culture shock for the child, in our case the child will be 100% OK. My husband was born and raised there, and we both speak Ukrainian, and will be able to give the child a familiar atmosphere with familiar foods/music/tv etc….


Please Note – I do not need to hear information/stories from Canadian adoptions. The process is entirely different.



8 Responses

  1. Kelly Smith Kelly Smith says:

    i think ud need lawyers and a agency over in ukraine n to go through immigration n get proper papers and all it can be a long wait n a lot of paperwork n traveling n criminal record checks cfs checks everything associated in there income and letters from ppl you know for references and all.. good luck

  2. Try contacting Adoption Options, they can help guide you through the process of international adoption

  3. International adoption costs a lot! I was told that it could be as much as 40 K! it takes time too, not sure how long. It also depends on the country, some are easier than others to adopt from. Check the link in my previous comment and call the Government. they will give more info. Good luck to you!

  4. MrWonderful says:

    What is your purpose on my land, why are you here? do you actually have any deep roots, heritage or ancestry from my home and Nation? Regardless of race and ethnicity, why are you bringing another foreigner onto my land?
    Why don’t you buy a jacket for one of the many reds and whites cold on the streets instead. Even Russians have more respect for cold and hungry Canadians.

  5. I’ve done 2 international adoptions from Eastern Europe and am well versed in Ukraine adoptions and the process for Albertans. Please message me for info.

  6. Alison Vis Alison Vis says:

    We are in process for Ukraine 🙂 we hope to travel in he next couple of months


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