Kazakhstan Adoption Alert

Little Miracles International | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Links to this post
Adoption Alert

Bureau of Consular Affairs
Office of Children’s Issues
November 24, 2010

According to the Government of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Education plans to match all families with pending adoption dossiers with children before December 15, 2010. Once these matches are made, the adopting parents will be invited to travel to Kazakhstan for the mandatory three-week bonding period with the children. Adopting parents who decline to travel to Kazakhstan to bond with the children with whom they are matched will not be able to proceed with an adoption in Kazakhstan under the existing adoption process; their “pending dossier” will be closed.

2 responses to "Kazakhstan Adoption Alert"

  1. Wow. This is a complete reversal in policy. Is this a permanent change or just for now while they try to implement Hague?

  2. As we understand this is pre-Hague implementation, trying to clear out these adoptions in the best way possible and it is understood that their new laws may go into effect very soon, so I'm sure it is a transitional measure.

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