Ukraine intends to change rules of adoption of children

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the relevant document
19:22, 26 May 2021

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Ukraine intends to change the rules of the adoption of children. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the relevant document during a meeting on May 26, as MP Oleksiy Honcharenko told in Telegram.

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The government proposes to restore the age difference between the adopter and the child, which cannot exceed 45 years; Introduce compulsory education for candidates for adoption, as more than 90% of citizens who have expressed a desire to adopt a child have no experience of raising children.

In addition, a mother's consent to the adoption of her child is valid when it is provided at the time prescribed by law, but not earlier than six weeks after the birth of the child.

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It is noted that as of January 1, 2021, in Ukraine, more than 17,000 orphans and children deprived of parental care were registered as children who could be adopted. By 2020, 1,239 children were adopted in Ukraine, including 992 by Ukrainians (443 fewer children than in 2019) and 247 by foreigners.

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As it was reported earlier, in Ukraine, the law has come into force that provides increased punishment for the sexual exploitation of children.

According to the document, even the offer to meet will be punished, including the use of information and communication systems and technologies. The offer provided to people under the age of 16 with the aim to commit some actions of sexual nature or sexual abuse against she/he will be punished. However, only in case if some actions were assumed to hold the meeting.

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