I am british national, my wife is ukrainian national, our daughter is the birth daughter of my wife and a fully adopted daughter of me via adoption in the Ukriane. My daughter (adopted) is now in the UK studying (boarding school, aged 14). My adopted daughter has my family name in her passport and on her birth certificate. what do we have to do to leagalise in the Uk to allow for my adopted daughter to get a UK passport?
State/Country relating to question: United Kingdom
Completed adoption in the Ukraine.
Contact adoption centre in UK (portsmouth) they said we have a legal status issue to resolve over the ukraine adoption which is not recognised under the geneva convention
Hello,How old is your adopted daughter?Thank you
When she was adopted she was aged 12 years, she will be 14 on 26th May 2012
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HII am afraid that since the Ukraine is not a designated Hague Convention Country when it comes to adoption you will have to go through the adoption process again here in the UK in order for your daughter to be eligible for British Citizenship.Claire
Really sorry, but now we are the nut of the problem, how do we adopt her in the UK as the UK says she is already adopted and needs to be leaglised
May be I am not using the correct language to discribe the situation.
Do I adopt her as a foriegn child?
HINo the UK does not recognise the Ukrainian Adoption - they are not a designated country in that regard and on that basis your ONLY option is to adopt her again here in the UK.You should approach your local Social Services department to discuss this but the form you will need is herehttp://hmctscourtfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/a60_e.pdfClaire
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