CHILDREN RESIDING IN ORPHANAGES IMPACTED BY THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS
The war on the Ukrainian people is an international crisis, one that has devastated the entire world. Children who live and have lived in orphanages in Ukraine are among the most vulnerable groups who have been displaced by the horrific events of the last few weeks. The topic of adoption from Ukraine has been a point of confusion and misinformation on many social media posts. is a full-service, 100+ year-old non-profit adoption agency that has found homes in the US for more than 25,000 children from different countries around the world. We fully support intercountry adoption as a viable option for eligible children worldwide.
There are currently no new intercountry adoptions of Ukrainian children by US families taking place today.
The is the governmental agency, or Central Authority, that oversees all adoptions in and out of the United States and works closely with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on issues pertaining to immigration and emigration of children eligible for adoption. Their current priority is getting Ukrainian children to the US who were in mid-process of being adopted prior to this crisis; no new cases are being processed. And here are the reasons why:
We know that there are so many people here in NYC and globally who desperately want to help and are committed to protecting, promoting, and preserving the rights of children living in adversity during this crisis.
SO HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can support a family or an evacuation effort by donating directly or fundraising yourself by clicking below. Spence-Chapin has reached out to our international partners to identify families who have fled Ukraine and are in secure shelters but need support for food, lodging costs, and basic supplies. Your contribution and fundraising efforts on behalf of this campaign will make a big difference in their lives.
Spence-Chapin is dedicated to the following goals—support as many children as possible to be evacuated from Ukraine into neighboring countries , seek to establish a refugee program in the US through advocacy efforts, help sponsor and support refugee children and families. We hope you can join us in these efforts.