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Who Can Adopt from Kazakhstan

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Source: Wikipedia.org.

In addition to the U.S. requirements, Kazakhstan obliges prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) to meet the following requirements in order to adopt a child from Kazakhstan

Residency

The PAPs must have a permanent residence/abode.

Age of Adopting Parents

The age difference between the parents and the child must be at least 16 years and not more than 45 years.

Marriage

A couple must be legally married.

Income

No specifications in the laws or regulations.

Other

Legally Qualified to Adopt: The PAPs must not have committed any actions that would legally prohibit them from adopting. Completed Psychological and Medical Condition Exams, including alcohol and drug tests. Police Clearance including referral from authorized agencies on moral character. Four-week bonding period: You must spend four weeks in the child's place of residence in order to establish a bond with the child. Gay and lesbian couples cannot adopt in Kazakhstan.Single prospective fathers are not allowed to adopt.

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