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Kyrgyzstan: State Department Adoption Notice

6/2/11 Alert: Kyrgyzstan Adoption In October 2008, the previous government of Kyrgyzstan halted all intercountry adoptions in response to allegations of corruption and illegal processing. The new government has not yet implemented a new processing system, and at this time … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Kyrgyzstan to reopen foreign adoption program

05/17/2011 Access article here On May 6th, President Roza Otunbaeva signed into law a bill that will allow prospective foreign parents to adopt from Kyrgyzstan, after a two-year moratorium… Despite political upheaval that consumed the country last year, Kyrgyzstan managed … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Travel Warning

April 29, 2010 Following the recent unrest in Kyrgyzstan, the Department of State (the Department) has expressed its support for the provisional government’s efforts to resolve peacefully Kyrgyzstan’s political problems and renew Kyrgyzstan’s path to democracy, economic prosperity, and respect … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Call to Action

September 16, 2009 Joint Council is working closely with Representative Bachmann’s Office and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) to secure a meeting between the Kyrgyz Prime Minister and Members of Congress when the Prime Minister is in the … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: List of Prospective Adoptive Families

June 4, 2009 During the meetings with the Kyrgyz delegation last week the delegation requested a comprehensive list of the approximately 65 prospective adoptive families, the children they have been referred and the name of the orphanage that the referred … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Call to Action

April 15, 2009 – CALL TO ACTION: Kyrgyzstan Given the current situation in Kyrgyzstan Joint Council believes that now is the time to advocate for a U.S. Congressional letter to the Kyrgyz President. As a family who is in the … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Findings Presented to Parliament

April 8, 2009 It is Joint Council’s understanding that Nikolai Bailo presented the findings of the parliamentarian commission investigating intercountry adoption and accession to the Hague Convention to three parliamentary committees today, April 8th, 2009. It is our understanding that … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Meeting with Vice Prime Ministers Offices

March 3, 2009 Joint Council is pleased to confirm that U.S. Embassy officials in Kyrgyzstan met late last week with the Vice Prime Ministers Office regarding the 65 in-process intercountry adoption cases and the future of intercountry adoptions from Kyrgyzstan. … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Adoption Alert

February 17, 2009 The following Adoption Alert has been issued by the U.S. Dept of State, Office of Children’s Services. The U.S. Department of State does not recommend that U.S. citizens consider adoption from Kyrgyzstan at this time. Currently, no … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: A Country Update

February 13, 2009 On February 12, 2009, Consul Valerie Chittenden met with the newly-appointed Deputy Minister of Education (MOE), Umutkhan Tynalieva. This was the first official discussion we have had with Kyrgyz officials since the halt in adoptions. The Kyrgyz … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Changes in Government Officials

January 23, 2009 It is Joint Council’s understanding that 17 high ranking officials of the Kyrgyz government, including the Minister of Education and the Vice-Minister of Education, have been removed from their positions. Obviously this will have an effect on … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Update from Joint Council

January 14, 2009 In consultation with the Joint Council Kyrgyzstan Task Force, it is our assessment that prospective adoptive parents should not initiate new adoption cases in Kyrgyzstan. Additionally, we recommend that Adoption Services Providers not accept new applications. If … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Ambassador Visits US

January 7, 2009 It is our understanding that the Kyrgyz Ambassador to the US recently visited Kyrgyzstan, advocating for a resolution to the current delays with the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Education. Joint Council has further confirmed that … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Notice form Dept of State

December 12, 2008 Joint Council has received an update from the U.S. Department of State on adoptions from Kyrgyzstan. It is recommended that new cases not be initiated at this time. Please see the release for more information.

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Kyrgyz Republic: Information from US Embassy

December 3, 2008 Joint Council has confirmed that the U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyzstan has been requesting further information on the current state of intercountry adoptions from the Kyrgyz government. At this time, it is our understanding that the Kyrgyz Parliament … Continue reading

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Kyrgyz Republic: Word of Caution from Dept of State

November 14, 2008 The Department of State recommends adoptive parents and agencies exercise caution in pursuing an intercountry adoption from Kyrgyzstan. A number of prospective adoptive parents have reported that their cases are not being processed. The U.S. Embassy has … Continue reading

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