February 3, 2006
On January 19th Joint Council met with the two representatives from Kazakhstan, Ms. Zaida Nurabayeva, Chief of the Department of Organizational Work, Office of Civil Event Records (ZAGS) and Mr. Toktarbay Yerzhanov, Chief of Department, Prosecutor General’s Office. During the meeting the representatives expressed that lack of post-placement report compliance from families is of concern for the government of Kazakhstan. As a result, Joint Council is currently working to obtain general guidelines for these reports and for submitting them to the government of Kazakhstan. It is of utmost importance that families who have adopted from Kazakhstan update and submit any outstanding post-placement reports. When we have more information regarding the guidelines for these reports, we will post them on this site.