Travel.State.Gov > Intercountry Adoption News and Notices > Resumption of Hosting Programs in Ukraine
On June 11, 2022, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine announced they would permit children to participate in hosting programs abroad for health and recreation. The National Social Service of Ukraine will administer the programs and will require a host organization and a country's local or central executive body to extend a formal invitation. You can find the announcement in Ukrainian on the Ministry’s official website, https://www.msp.gov.ua/news/21932.html.
However, it is important to note that the announcement specifies that, while the current martial law is in effect, this program does not apply to orphans and children deprived of parental care. These children may be provided with health and recreation services as part of organized groups only in the territory of the country where they are currently located.
We have reached out to the Ministry of Social Policy and the National Social Service Office of Ukraine to seek further clarification. We will provide updates as we are able.