uKRAINIAN POST-PLACEMENT REPORTS

 

The Ukrainian legislation requires adoptive parents to provide information about the adopted child's living conditions and educational progress to the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine annually during the first three years following the adoption and once every three years thereafter, until the child's 18th birthday.

 

Note: According to the Embassy's website: "Under Ukrainian law, an adopted child remains a citizen until he/she turns 18 years old. At that time, he/she can decide whether or not to remain a Ukrainian citizen."

 

In September 2005, Ukraine placed a moratorium on international adoption due to missing progress reports on 900 children adopted between 1996 and 2004.

 

  • All reports may be filed in English
  • You are no longer required to file reports though Embassy or consulate offices.
  • You may access the report form online. Reports may be submitted by e-mail or sent through regular mail. Remember that the last page of each annual report must be signed by parents (both if married).
 

 

Q & A 

 

 
Q.  WHERE DO I GET POST-PLACEMENT FILING INFORMATION?

 

A.  Click here for the link to the official Embassy's web-page where you can:

  • Find information about completing the Ukrainian post-placement report
  • Download the post-placement report forms.

 

 

Q.  When are post-placement reports due?

 

A.  The deadline for filing an annual report is the third week of the new year.

 

 

 

Q.  how do i know for what years i should file reports?

 

A.  Ukraine uses alternating report years.  Post-placement reports are due annually during the first three years following the adoption and once every three years thereafter, until the child's 18th birthday.

 

Reports are due in 2014 for children adopted in:

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 1999
  • 1996

 

Reports are due in 2015 for children adopted in:

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2000
  • 1997

 

Reports are due in 2016 for children adopted in:

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2001
  • 1998

 

 

Q.  WHAT do I include in my report?

 

A.  The Embassy's format for the annual reports for adopted child from Ukraine can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

Q.  how do i file my post-placement REPORT?

 

A.  To facilitate communication, the reports can be: 

  • Forwarded via e-mail to: adoption@ukremb.com
  • Forwarded viaa e-mail to: adoption.ukremb@gmail.com
  • Sent to the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine, Adoption Unit, at 3350 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007 via:
    • US Post Office
    • DHL
    • Fed-Ex
  • Skyped 
  • Faxed to 1 (202) 333 0817

Please note that all reports must be signed by both parents.

 

 

Q.  WHat if i still want to file my report with the embassy or a consulate office?

 

A.  You are still welcome to file your post-placement reports at the Ukrainian Embassy and these consulate locations, depending upon your state of residency.  Here is the contact information and boundaries for the consular districts.

 


 
Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine
Chief: Yurii L. Tokar 
Head of Consular Division
Address: 3350 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. 
Phone: + 1 (202) 349 2947
Fax: + 1 (202) 333 0817
Schedule:

09:00 – 18:00 – Monday-Friday

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following states and countries should contact the Consular Office of the Embassy of Ukraine: 

District of Columbia, and the states of: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida,  Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,  Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina,  Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and  the United States Virgin Islands, as well as the countries of Antigua and Barbuda and Trinidad and Tobago. 


Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago (USA)
Chief: Andriy Pravednyk
Consul General of Ukraine in Chicago
Address: 10 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. 
Phone: (8 10 1312) 64 24 388
Fax: (8 10 1312) 642 43 85
Email: gc_usc@mfa.gov.uaukrchicago@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://chicago.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Working hours: 08:00 – 17:00

Lunch hour: 12:30 – 13:30

Day off: Sat, Sun

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following list of states should contact the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

 


Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco (USA)
Chief: Sergiy Aloshyn
Consul General of Ukraine in San Francisco
Address: 530 Bush Street, Suite 402, San Francisco, California, USA, 94108. 
Phone: +1 (415) 398 02 40, 398 51 21; +1(415) 690 0460 - hotline contact (only in case of life threatening or death of citizens of Ukraine)
Fax: (8 10 1415) 398 50 39
Email: gc_uss@mfa.gov.uaconsulate@UkraineSF.com
Website: http://san-francisco.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Working hours: 08:00 – 17:00

Lunch hour: 13:00 – 14:00

Day off: Sat, Sun

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following list of states should contact the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Notices:

Reception hours: 9 a.m. -1 p.m

 


The Consulate General of Ukraine in New York (USA)
Chief: Igor Sybiga
Consul General of Ukraine in New York
Address: 240 East, 49th Street New York, NY 10017. 
Phone: +1 (212) 371 69 65
Fax: +1 (212) 371 55 47
Email: gc_usn@mfa.gov.ua
Website: http://ny.mfa.gov.ua
Schedule:

Working hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Lunch hour: 13:00 – 14:00
Day off: Sat, Sun

Boundaries of the consular district:

For all consular matters, residents of the following list of states should contact the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.

 

 
Q.  WHAT will happen if i do not file a post-placement report?

 

A.  We strongly urge you to comply with the wish of Ukraine and complete all post-adoption requirements in a timely manner. Your cooperation will contribute to Ukraine's history of positive experiences with American parents.

 

Failure to complete post-placement reports in a timely manner is a violation of the terms of our adoption agreements.  When we adopted, we all signed an adoption agreement with our children's birth country that includes the provision that we will file these reports.  If we do not file them on the schedule specified by our children's birth countries, we are out of compliance with our adoption agreement.

 

While the U.S. State Department has requested that adoptive parents comply with any agreements they made with their children's countries of origin, the State Department says on its Web-site that it is true that "The U.S. Government does not have the legal authority to compel U.S. citizens to comply with foreign laws. No U.S. official is going to come to your home and force you to send in your post-placement reports. Nor is any Ukrainian official going to take your child away if you don't."

 

However, it cannot be emphasized how very important it is that we all abide by the agreements we made. These post-placement reports are vital.

  • They directly affect the future of inter-country adoption from the countries of our children's birth.  Inter-country adoption programs from these countries can, and have been terminated and/or put on hold because of non-compliance with post-adoption report requirements. 
  • They deliver information that will likely reach the caregivers at the "Social Homes" in which our children lived, which the staff usually recieve with great happiness and anticipation, and ultimately encourages heightened investment in the good care of their charges. 
  • They help to create the total picture of inter-country adoption, dispelling rumors. 
  • They can prepare birth countries for the truth about international adoption. 
  • They let us share the joys and triumphs, but also the challenges and concerns that can come with raising children who have experienced the early childhood trauma and institutional environments.

 

 

Q.  DO I need to hire a social worker to do my post-placement REPORT?

 

A.  Ukraine does not require a post-placement report completed by a social worker. However families should check their state requirements to review laws related to post-placement reports for their files.

 

Many states and/or adoption agencies requrie post placement supervision. The purpose of the supervision visits is to ensure that all is going well with the child and family and to answer any questions or concerns you may have. After each visit the social worker writes a report which may be then submitted to the court, country and/or placing agency (based on your adoption specifics). Your adoption agency may be able to help you with this process and/or provide you with more specific guidelines.  

 

Regardless of state regulations, Ukraine DOES require that the families themselves file post-placement reports regularly to the Ukrainian Embassy. 

 

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