Kazakhstan Adoption Alert

Bayterek Tower, Astana.

Notice:Kazakhstan Requires Post-adoption Reports (February 7, 2014)

This adoption notice is a reminder to adoption service providers and adoptive parents that Kazakhstan requires post-adoption reports including information on the general welfare, education, upbringing, and health of Kazakhstani children adopted by U.S. families. In accordance with Kazakhstani family law, parents who adopt Kazakhstani children must provide post-placement reports every six months for the first three years after the adoption is finalized and then once a year until the child is 18 years old. The reports should be sent to:

Visa and Consular Section Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan 1401 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036

For more information about the contents of the reports, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan or your adoption agency. We urge you to comply with Kazakhstan's post-adoption requirements in a timely manner. Your adoption agency may be able to help you with this process. Your cooperation will contribute to Kazakhstan's history of positive experiences with American parents.

Alert: Kazakhstan Suspends Intercountry Adoptions (August 21, 2012)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan informed the U.S. Embassy in Astana on August 9 that Kazakhstan is suspending intercountry adoptions to the United States, effective immediately. Ambassador Susan Jacobs, Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, met with government officials in Kazakhstan on August 16 to address the Ministry’s concerns. The Ministry clarified that the suspension involves a pause in adoption referrals, but does not affect Kazakhstan’s ongoing process to authorize U.S. adoption service providers. The Department of State is continuing discussions with Kazakhstan as a Hague Adoption Convention partner, and will provide updated information on as it becomes available.

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