The Kazakhstan adoption program has been growing in popularity in recent years. In 1998, it didn’t appear on the list of the Top 20 sending countries, and in 2005, it was at number six. In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 86 children from Kazakhstan.
Children available for adoption are healthy infants, toddlers, and school-aged children, as well as older and special needs children, and represent a variety of ethnicities including Asian, Eurasian, and Caucasian. The children reside in orphanages.