When your adopted child gets home, you will have lots of
important adoption administrative issues:
· Make sure you know what you need to do to have your
health insurance cover your newly adopted child from the moment
they become your children legally. Before you travel to Ukraine
to adopt, have all these forms completed and sent.
· Most children in any international institutionalized
setting with have some developmental delays. Early intervention
is extremely valuable. Each State has different policies
regarding providing the services your child will most likely
need, but all States have a legal obligation to provide your
child what is necessary. Unfortunately, you will have to advocate
to make sure you get everything your children need. Find out now
from your school district exactly who is in charge of these
programs and speak to them before you travel so they know to
expect your call. Often this person differs depending on the age
of your adopted child. Get everyone's name and all the contact
information you can. Most States have a certain number of days in
which they must assess the needs of your child after they are
notified. Find out how they need to be notified - in writing, by
email? You should plan to notify them as soon as your adoption is
completed, while you are still in Ukraine. Make sure they know in
advance that the assessment must be done in Russian. This is your
right under the law.
· Find out from your school district about providing
English as a second language. Learn all you can and do everything
you need to get your child in all the programs you can, as soon
as you can.
· You will want to have an appointment with your family
physician for your newly adopted Ukrainian child as soon as you
can when you get home. Speak to them ahead of time so they will
be ready and accommodating in their schedule when you return.
· Get the documents you need to get a Social Security Card
for you newly adopted child.
· Make sure your funds for the adoption are ready and
waiting. If you are working with a good adoption agency or
adoption facilitator (At Adoption Services International, you pay
in parts, not all upfront.), you should not have to pay
everything in advance and you may need to send a check while you
are in Ukraine. Have the checks written out and with a friend to
Prepare now and you will be relieved all the paperwork is done
when you come home with your Ukrainian adopted child and can
enjoy your time together.
If you or someone you love would like to expand your family,
provide a permanent home for a needy orphaned child, welcome a
sibling for an existing child or discover an alternative for
infertility treatments - contact us to learn more about Ukrainian
adoption, Adoption Services International can help.
Adoption Services International unites loving US families with
Ukrainian children. We provide a unique combination of western
quality service (including a maximum guaranteed adoption fee),
personal adoption experience, affordable local cost and 20 years