Adoption Agencies and Information for Kazakhstan
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Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
Kazakhstan is a former Soviet republic located in Central Asia, south of Russia and northwest of China. Over 4,000 Kazakh children have been adopted by families in the U.S. since 1997. Children available for adoption are usually of Russian and/or Asian background and of the approximately 600 children adopted in 2006, approximately 42% were under 1 year of age.
Kazakhstan is currently processing adoptions by US citizens on a limited basis. While Kazakhstan is not technically closed for adoptions by US citizens, families adopting from Kazakhstan are experiencing delays throughout the process.
The Kazakhstan government agency that oversees intercountry adoptions is the Ministry of Education, Committee on Guardianship and Care, 83 Kenesary St., Astana, Kazakhstan 010000. Adoption agencies and agents are encouraged to contact the Ministry of Education to notify the Ministry of their intention to provide adoption services. However, under Kazakhstan law, adoptive parents may work with any agency or individuals they choose. Please note that adoption agencies are not recognized in Kazakhstan.
KAZAKHSTAN EMBASSY AND CONSULATE IN THE UNITED STATES:
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
1401 16th Street, 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.
Kazakhstan: Additional Adoption Agencies and Contact Information
A New Arrival
Across the World Adoptions
Adoption Options, Inc.
Bethany Christian Services
Children of the World,
Frank Adoption Center
Happy Families International Center, Inc.
Hawaii International Child
Heritage Adoption Services
Villa Hope, Inc.
Wasatch International Adoptions
Wide Horizons for Children
World Child International
World Links Adoption
The U.S. Department of State: Kazakhstan Adoption and Adoption Agencies
The U.S. Department of State: Authentications Office
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Foreign travel registration
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.