I have had multiple requests for legal advice from adoptive families concerning adoption of the children from foster homes. They applied for adoption of such children and were denied with such possibility at the very first appointment. With frustration and sadness they sought legal help as the children they wanted to adopt had international adoption status.

How come they are not available for international adoption then?Read more


Yes, and in fact these are different things.

DISSOLUTION of adoption takes place in cases when adoption, being legally performed and adjudged, did not work out for the child, for the family or both. If the child did not establish a bond to the family and shows disrespect to the adoptive parents and there is no way to improve the situation, dissolution of adoption can take place. Dissolution of adoption is a different from adoption type of legal process. It is not a constitution or confirmation of a fact, it is a dispute. Dissolution to adoption is to be adjudged by the same court which passed the verdict for adoption. Adoption dissolution may be performed after the verdict comes to force.

After adoption dissolution the child may chose which name to keep, the name before or after adoption. If the child was

There is a certain difference from ANNULMENT of adoption. If adoption case was tried based on falsified documents or if the parties of the case did not have the features of adoptive parents (were not allowed to become those) or if there were any illegal features to this adoption, unknown before the verdict was passed, such adoption shall be annulled by the same court which tried the adoption case.

Mistakes in the Documents. What if it happened?

Image of two business partners discussing documentsMistakes in the documents

Every person working with documents knows how easy it is to make a mistake. Sometimes they are simply inevitable. It is always a preference to redo it right away. But what if you cannot redo or retype an already notarized document and you need it to be corrected?

There is a special procedure of correcting mistakes in the documents. … Read more

This summer my family hosted an orphan from Ukraine. We are really thinking of adopting her. How do I know that she is adoptable? Where do I start?

I have to admit that not all orphans, who come through hosting programs, are adoptable. Some of them lack certain legal features, which make them eligible for adoption. Features that make a child eligible for adoption are as follows: … Read more