Adopting from Uzbekistan

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Sher-Dor Madrasah, Registan Sq, Samarkand
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Two children
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Shakh-i Zindeh Mosque in Samarkand, a complex of graves and mortuary chapels built over many centuries for the women of the dynasties descended from Timur.
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Uzbek man.
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Bukhara, spices and silk festival.
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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was built by the Russian Orthodox Church in Tashkent.
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The uzbek city of Samarkand. The big buildings in the center are part of the Bibi Khanym mosque complex.
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Notice: As of July 14, 2014, all individuals and agencies facilitating international adoptions must be in compliance with the Intercountry Universal Accreditation Act.

The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice. Always seek the advice of a licensed and qualified professional. While the content of this website is frequently updated, information changes rapidly and therefore, some information may be out of date, and/or contain inaccuracies, omissions or typographical errors.


About Uzbekistan

Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Bolshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land degraded and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry. To learn more please read About Uzbekistan.


Uzbekistan Adoption Alert

There have been multiple adoption alerts for Uzbekistan in the past. To learn more please read the Uzbekistan Adoption Alert page.


Hague Convention Information

Uzbekistan is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption(Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoptions of children from non-Hague countries are processed in accordance with 8 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 204.3 as it relates to orphans as defined under the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 101(b)(1)(F). To learn more please read about Uzbekistan and the Hague Convention.


Who Can Adopt

In addition to U.S. immigration requirements, you must also meet multiple requirements in order to adopt a child from Uzbekistan. To learn more please read about Who Can Adopt from Uzbekistan.


Who Can Be Adopted

In addition to U.S. immigration requirements, Uzbekistan has specific requirements that a child must meet in order to be eligible for adoption. To learn more please read about Who Can Be Adopted from Uzbekistan.


How to Adopt

Adoption Authority

Uzbek Adoption Authority

Uzbek Regional and City Courts and the Department for Social Support and Rehabilitation of the Ministry of Public Education (Education Ministry)


The Process

The process for adopting a child from Uzbekistan generally includes the following steps:


  1. Choose an adoption service provider
  2. Apply to the court
  3. Obtain court determination letter
  4. Be matched with the child and obtain conclusion letter
  5. Adopt (or obtain custody of) the child in Uzbekistan
  6. Apply for the child to be found eligible for orphan status
  7. Bring your child home

To learn more about this process please read about How to Adopt from Uzbekistan.


Traveling Abroad

Applying for Your U.S. Passport

A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave Uzbekistan. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue, or verify U.S. passports. Getting or renewing a passport is easy. To learn more please read about Traveling Abroad in Uzbekistan.

After Adoption

What resources are available to assist families after the adoption?

Many adoptive parents find it important to find support after the adoption. Take advantage of all the resources available to your family -- whether it's another adoptive family, a support group, an advocacy organization, or your religious or community services.


Here are some good places to start your support group search:


Child Welfare Information Gateway

North American Council on Adoptable Children

Adoption Services Support Group for Adopting Persons


Contact Information

U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan

U.S. Embassy, Tashkent Moyqorghon street, 5thBlock, Yunusobod District Tashkent-700093 Uzbekistan Phone:(998)(71)120-5450 Fax:(998)(71)120-5448 Internet: U.S. Embassy Uzbekistan Immigrant Visa Unit E-mail: TashkentIV@state.gov


Ministry of Justice

5, Sayilgoh Street, Yunusabad District, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 100047 Phone: +998-71-233-13-05


Uzbekistan's Guardianship and Trusteeship Body

Ministry of Public Education Department of Social Support and Rehabilitation 5, Independence Square Tashkent, Uzbekistan 100021 Phone: +99871-239-1735 Fax: +99871-239-4214 Internet: Uzbekistan Guardianship and Trusteeship Body


Embassy of Uzbekistan

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan 1746 MassachusettsAve., NW Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-887-5300 Fax: 202--293-6804 Email: info@uzbekistan.org Internet: Embassy of Uzbekistan


Office of Children's Issues

U.S. Department of State CA/OCS/CI SA-17, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20522-1709 Tel: 1-888-407-4747 E-mail: AskCI@state.gov Internet: U.S. Department of State


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

For questions about immigration procedures, call the National Customer Service Center (NCSC)

1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)


SOURCE

Intercountry Adoption, Bureau of Consular Affairs. U.S. Department of State Country Information[1]