· Prepare For Your First Meeting With Your Adopted Child
and spend time with them in Ukraine:
Prepare a photo book of everything that will be new to your
adopted child. Yes, this is pretty much everything: your home,
each room, your family, relatives, pets, cars, etc. Go crazy with
this. This photo book or books will be a lot of fun to go through
with your adopted child while you are still in Ukraine. In
addition to providing hours of activity, it will help your new
child become familiar with people, places and things that will
become part of their lives shortly. It will help ease the trauma
of such a massive change.
· Ask relatives what they would like your newly adopted
children to call them. This way you can introduce them by name
when you show photos.
· Prepare a list of all the things you would like to know
about your adopted child from the Ukrainian orphanage. These can
be health questions, lunch and meal schedules, your adopted
child's first words, anything and everything. You will not get
answers to everything, but you won't get any if you don't ask.
· When you meet your adopted child for the very first time
you will want to give them a warm and fuzzy stuffed animal. Chose
it carefully as it may be the favorite animal for life.
· Learn essential Russian! What will your first words be
to your future adopted child? Wouldn't it be great if they
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
To learn more about the Ukrainian adoption program, 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