President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko vetoed the law, submitted for signature, concerning adoption of Ukrainian children by foreigners. He proposes the VRU to cancel norm of the law forbidding not married foreigners to adopt Ukrainian children.

“Such restriction concerning foreigners, submitted by the VRU, does not correspond to the Convention on children rights, participant of which Ukraine is,” the President noted, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

Moreover, the President informed that “now Ukraine is prepared for joining Hague Convention 1993 on international adoption that foresees for foreigners national regime.”

“Ukraine is also negotiating on bilateral treaties on adoption with Italy and Israel.

The law on adoption is one of those 53 laws adopted by the VRU in May and approved by the parlaiemnt on may 24, 2007.


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