Adoption Agencies and Information for Uzbekistan
Under Uzbek law, the Guardianship and Trusteeship Organ (GTO) of each local Mayor’s office is responsible for settlement of orphans. Adoptive parents or their legal representatives must submit documents to a local Mayor through its GTO. U.S. and other foreign adoption agencies are legally allowed to operate in Uzbekistan but must be registered with the Uzbek government. Adopting in Uzbekistan is very difficult, and the Embassy is aware of only one adoption agency that has been able to process two adoptions since 2003. Adoption is a sensitive issue in Uzbekistan, and some Uzbek officials are not in favor of foreign adoptions.
The government offices responsible for intercountry adoptions are the Uzbek Ministry of Education and the local Mayor's office (“Hokimiat”) in the region where the adoption takes place.
UZBEKISTAN EMBASSY IN THE UNITED STATES :
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
1746 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
For more information about adoption from this country and about adoption agencies that can assist you, please visit the websites below. Prospective adoptive parents are advised to fully research any of the adoption agencies they plan to use for adoption services.
Uzbekistan: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
World Child International
The U.S. Department of State: Uzbekistan Adoption and Adoption Agencies
The U.S. Department of State: Authentications Office
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Foreign travel registration
*Footnote: The Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations of licensed non-profit international adoption agencies. All of the above adoption agencies are listed as members of JCICS.
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This site is intended as a very general guide to assist adopting persons who are considering the adoption of a child from a foreign country. External links should not be construed as an endorsement of the site, the adoption agencies listed, or of the information contained within the sites