Intercountry Adoption Country Alert: Kazakhstan

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Adoption Alert – KazakhstanRequest for Post-Adoption Reports by Central Authority of Kazakhstan
July 29, 2015
The Ministry of Education and Science in Kazakhstan has requested the submission of all outstanding post-adoption reports on Kazakhstani children adopted by U.S. families.  This includes 237 reports that the Ministry has identified as missing. 
We urge families to comply with Kazakhstan's post-adoption requirements as soon as possible.  Timely submission of the reports is a central part of our ongoing efforts to resume intercountry adoptions between the United States and Kazakhstan. 
Kazakhstan requires post-adoption reports detailing the general welfare, education, upbringing, and health of all adopted Kazakhstani children.  In accordance with Kazakhstani family law, adoptive parents 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. 
U.S. adoptive parents of children from Kazakhstan should work with one of the U.S. Adoption Service Providers (ASPs) authorized by Kazakhstan to prepare post adoption reports.  They should submit all reports by mail or email to the attention of the Committee for the Protection of Children’s Rights (CPCR), the Kazakhstani Central Authority for the Hague Adoption Convention, at the addresses below:
Embassy of the Republic of KazakhstanVisa and Consular Section
1401 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel:  (202) 232-5488
Fax:  (202) 232-5845
Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York
305 E 47th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10017

For more information about the contents of the reports, please contact the Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan or your ASP.
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