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Kazakhstan: USDOS Adoption Notice – Approval of New Hague Convention Adoption Process

From the US Department of State: April 5, 2012 The Ministry of Education and Science, the Central Authority of Kazakhstan, has confirmed that the governmental decree approving its new policies to process intercountry adoptions and accredit adoption agencies in Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: US DOS Adoption Notice – Kazakhstan New Family and Marriage Code Signed into Law

January 17, 2012 From the US Department of State: U.S. Mission Kazakhstan has reported that President Nazarbayev signed into law the new Family and Marriage Code on December 26, 2011. The Ministry of Education now awaits government approval of its … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: USDOS Adoption Alert – Update Ministry of Education plans to match families with pending adoption dossiers

January 17, 2012 From the US Department of State: According to the Government of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education (MoE), all pending adoption dossiers that were not matched with children by December 15, 2010, will be returned and will have to … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Update on Hague Convention and Grandfather Cases

October 22, 2010 The U.S. State Department, Office of Children’s Issues ( http://adoption.state.gov) has issued the following Adoption Alert regarding Kazakhstan. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Kazakhstan will become a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Adoption Alert

June 29, 2010 The U.S. State Department, Office of Children’s Issues has issued the following Adoption Alert regarding Kazakhstan: In May 2010, the Kazakhstani Embassy in Washington and Consulate General in New York stopped accepting new intercountry adoption dossiers. The … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Intention to Join Hague

May 14, 2010 It is Joint Council’s understanding that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan has informed the Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York that effective May 15th the Embassy will temporarily … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Approved Adoption Service Providers

December 9, 2008 Families are encouraged to consult both the NY and DC Kazakh Consulates for the list of approved agencies, as they vary by jurisdiction.

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Kazakhstan: Adoption Service Providers

October 3, 2008 The Consular Section of the Kazakhstan Embassy has agreed to release the following information: As of September 27, a total of 32 US agencies have submitted their application to process adoptions in Kazakhstan. All of the information … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Update on Intercountry Adoptions

March 25, 2008 On Monday, March 24th, Joint Council met with Kazakhstan Ambassador to the United States Erlan Idrissov and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michelle Bond. The meeting addressed the Ambassador’s concerns regarding adoptions between the United States and … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Update on Suspension

March 22, 2008 At the invitation of Kazakhstan Ambassador to the United States Erlan A. Idrissov, Joint Council and a representative of the U.S. Department of State will hold a meeting on Monday, March 24, 2008 at the Kazakhstan Embassy. … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Suspension of Intercountry Adoptions

March 17, 2008 Joint Council confirms the suspension of dossier processing by the Kazakhstan Embassy and Consulates pending the finalization of a review of adoption cases by the Kazakhstan government. The following represents our understanding of the suspension. The suspension … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Positive News Regarding Intercountry Adoptions

January 25, 2007 Joint Council staff and Board of Directors met with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday in conjunction with our quarterly Board meeting. The following update was supplied to us by … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: International Relations Initiative

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 … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Update on Post-Placement Reports

December 16, 2005 In response to the hold on adoptions as announced by the Mayor of Almaty, Joint Council has sent a letter offering assistance in the collection of post placement reports and encouraging the government to proceed with intercountry … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Post-Placement Reports

November 23, 2005 Regarding concerns over delays from Almaty city, the State Department has confirmed that the Mayor of Almaty has announced that he will not accept new dossiers until all outstanding post placement reports for that region have been … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Updates to Dossier

November 4, 2005 This morning the Consular section of the Embassy updated its website with new information for adoption of children from Kazakhstan. This included two comprehensive documents, a list of requirements for submitting a dossier and a cover letter.

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Kazakhstan: No New Dossiers

October 14, 2005 – KAZAKHSTAN WILL ACCEPT NO NEW DOSSIERS UNTIL NOVEMBER The Embassy of Kazakhstan has confirmed that they will accept no new paperwork from agencies or families until early to mid-November as they revise adoption policies within Kazakhstan. … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Changes in Adoption Processing

January 28, 2005 The U.S. Embassy in Almaty reports that the Kazakh Government has transferred responsibility for passport issuance to the Ministry of Justice, which does not yet have adequate staff to process passports for orphans in an expeditious manner. … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Update from Joint Council Caucus

August 2003 Update from the Joint Council Kazakhstan Caucus: Adoptions in Kazakhstan continue to be processed, with the recent slow down starting to abate. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is checking all dossiers with extreme care. The adoption dossier is … Continue reading

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