Interested in adopting a child from Ukraine? So are many western couples who cannot have children of their own or choose not to do so for health or personal reasons. Ukrainian children are typically family-oriented, caring, and make attachments easily. They are eager to be part of a family and look to their new parents with adoration.

Who adopts Ukrainian children?

Ukraine today is a comparatively friendly place for would-be adopters from overseas. International adoption is restricted or prohibited in many countries, but Ukraine has very few restrictions. People with any income level may adopt, as well as elder people for there is no upper limit of age for prospective parents.

Most Ukrainian children are adopted between the ages of 3 and 7 (rarely under 14 months, though this is possible). Prospective parents have the chance to choose the child they wish to adopt. All international adoptions are handled by the Ukraine State Department for Adoption and Protection of Children's Rights. Foreign parents may handle the adoption process on their own or choose to work with an adoption agency.

 Myth: It’s even easier than domestic adoption.

 “Easy” is a subjective term, especially when it comes to adoption; no adoption is “easy.” International adoption has its challenges: finding a country whose children and whose adoptive parent criteria suit your family, dealing with the added layers of documentation required by another country and U.S. Immigration, perhaps (but not always) having to travel once or twice before you can bring your child home, or even the possibility of political turmoil necessitating a switch to a different country. International adoption often involves selecting an international “child-finding” agency with expertise in that country, as well as a local “home study” agency to do your parent training and follow-up, and the two must work together to help you bring your child home. By choosing a local agency and an international child-finding agency carefully, researching the agencies’ licensure, complaint status, obtaining references and learning about the status of adoptions from that country, parents should be able to make informed decisions that ultimately lead to the joy of adopting internationally.

Whether you’re considering adoption domestically, internationally or with the help of foster care programes, there are a lot of misconceptions about adoption.

Whether you are going to adopt for yourself or would like to dispel some common adoption myths for your family members or friends, this abstract will be usefull for you.  Adoption can be a dispiriting topic, especially as things have changed with how adoptions work for last few years.  Built on fear and lack of knowledge and corresponding information, myths and misconceptions are forming fleeter than the wind.  Horror stories told through the grapevine become distorted versions of the truth, and that is all people cling to.  So let’s set the record straight on some of the most common myths in the adoption world.  Open your mind and put your fears to rest. We won’t sugarcoat the truth, but rather inform you so you can make the best decision for your family and educate your friends and extended family.

In Western culture, the dominant conception of family revolves around a heterosexual couple with biological offspring. This idea places alternatives family forms outside the public norm. As a consequence, research indicates, disparaging views of adoptive families exist, along with doubts concerning the strength of their family bonds.

The most recent adoption attitudes survey completed by the Evan Donaldson Institute provides further evidence of this stigma. Nearly one-third of the surveyed population believed adoptees are less-well adjusted, more prone to medical issues, and predisposed to drug and alcohol problems. Additionally, 40-45% thought adoptees were more likely to have behavior problems and trouble at school. In contrast, the same study indicated adoptive parents were viewed favorably, with nearly 90% describing them as, “lucky, advantaged, and unselfish.”