Older Adoptive Parents Welcome in Ukraine
Until late last year, the age difference between a parent and a
future adoptive child in Ukraine had to be less than 45 years.
This prevented many older couples from realizing their dream of
parenthood. Even celebrities like Elton John were rejected on the
basis of age.
Fortunately, this long standing law has now been lifted and there
is now no limitation at all as to the age of the adopting parent.
"It is still important to the Ukrainian authorities that the
parents be healthy and expect to live a normal life expectancy,"
says Susan Kibler, owner of Adoption Services International.
"This is a big step and allows many, many perspective older
parents to adopt. It is important as the number of adoptions has
not come close to the number of children in need of loving
Children in Ukraine are available at 5 years of age and older.
Younger children are available with special needs or in sibling
In addition to the lack of age limits, Ukraine is an attractive
choice for adoption. Most parents are able to adopt in months
rather than years and at a fraction of the cost of other common
If you or someone you love, want to welcome a child into their
lives and families, as my husband and I did, Adoption Services
International can help.