Legal support of adoption

What we do

  • Advise you on the rules and process of adoption by a foreign citizen in general;
  • Analyze your compliance as a potential kid adopter with the requirements of the law;
  • Assess your chances and honestly tell you about them;
  • Warn you about the timing of the procedure in your case;
  • Organize the process of translation and notarization of your documents, provide the services of an interpreter, if necessary;
  • Undertake the preparation of all the documents that will be needed in the process, we will tell you what documents will be required from you;
  • Accompany your case in court;
  • Provide legal advice in other fields of law.
Legal support of adoption
from 7000 USD

Legal help for adoption in Ukraine

When thinking about adopting, the first question you should ask yourself is whether you fit the requirements.

The fact is that there are restrictions on who can or cannot undergo the procedure. Not so long ago it was practically impossible for foreigners to pass this procedure.

Also take into account that during the war, such an option as adoption is basically unavailable. Although you can think about guardianship or, if you have already found a child in Ukraine, another form of care for him, until certain decisions are made at the state level.

As a general rule, the adoptive parent must be a capable person 21 years of age or older. There is also a mandatory age difference between the adopter and the child - at least 15 years.

As for the prohibition of adoption, almost all the criteria are set to take care of the child's welfare. This applies to possible diseases in potential parents, criminal records, etc.

Separately, we would like to note, that at the moment, married same-sex couples, unfortunately, can not adopt a child.

So, our first task will be to determine if you qualify, if there is anything you can do to improve your chances, and how to validate your eligibility. If you need independent confirmation - we'll wait until you get it and come back to us, for practical help.


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    Will evaluate your chances

    Our first task will be to assess your chances of adopting a baby. If we realize that your chances are too low at this time, we will not hold back. We will honestly tell you what your chances are, and if possible, suggest ways to improve them.
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    Accompany the entire process

    We won't leave you halfway through, and you won't have to find separate lawyers for each step of the adoption process. We will be with you from start to finish, as your private legal assistance.


Our lawyers will advise you!

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Family adoption lawyer in Ukraine

A frequent application to us is the question of adoption of a child after marriage. Suppose you marry a Ukrainian woman who already has a child from a previous relationship, and you want to become the legal step parent and a father of such a child.

This procedure is somewhat simpler, but still has several steps, the first of which is to obtain a Finding of Reasonableness for Adoption.

Moreover, a simpler procedure does not mean fewer requirements for the adoptee himself. You will still have to provide a whole package of documents to show that you are able to take care of the child and that he or she will be safe with you.

By the way, there is no such rule that you must be married. This can also be done by people who are in a civil union. But the commission and the court will always give preference to married couples.


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Important to know

Ukraine adoption law

A number of procedures, such as the preparatory stage and registration of adoptive parents, can be done remotely - you do not have to come to Ukraine for this period. This is important because, as a tourist, depending on the visa situation, you may have limited time to stay in Ukraine. We will schedule the procedure in such a way that you do not violate these time limits.

On the other hand, if you, let's say, want to stay in Ukraine while waiting for your child, we can help you with legalising your stay.

After collecting the documents and registration you are waiting for several very important stages like Interview or Court. 

After the happy reunification, another procedure awaits you - taking the child out of the country, in case you do not plan to reside in Ukraine. We can also help with this.

If you want to adopt a child in Ukraine, do not rely on chance. This is a long procedure with many nuances, and we know how high are the stakes. Contact us!


Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner

Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner