Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New SDA Quota

The American Embassy in Kiev published the SDA's new quota. Is it good news? Bad news? Since our submission and travel dates are so uncertain, it is hard to guess how this news impacts us...

January 15, 2008

Dear Members of the American Adoption Community Interested in Ukraine:

On December 18, 2007 the Ministry for Family, Youth and Sports issued Decree #4939 approving the number of new adoption dossiers from foreign citizens that can be accepted by the Ukrainian State Department for Adoption and Protection of the Rights of the Child (SDAPRC) during calendar year 2008.

According to this Decree, the total number of the dossiers that can be accepted from all foreign citizens during calendar year 2008 is 1,453 dossiers. This number is a grand total and will not be subdivided by country or by specific categories of children. Decree #4939 cancels Decree #4137, which was the basis for the Embassy’s public notice of December 12, 2007.

We understand that your local Power-of-Attorney must show a complete adoption dossier to sign up with the SDAPRC.

1 comment:

Mayme said...

Congrats on your accomplishments so far!! Hopefully the Wedding Certificate won't hold anything up.


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