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Kazakhstan Adoption

Kazakhstan Adoption is a great option for many prospective families.

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Kazakhstan adoption in the United States and other countries join parents and children approximately 900 times per year. In 2005 the U.S., saw a decrease in the number of Kazakhstan adoptions versus the prior year. 755 children were adopted by U.S. citizens in the 2005, according to the U.S. State Department, versus 825 children were adopted in 2003. (2005 Adoption Statistics)

The process of adoption from Kazakhstan is similar to that in Russia.

Kazakhstan requires a home study along with a list of forms that need to be notarized. Travel is required and stays can run ten to twenty-five days. Matching of the child and the adoptive parent(s) happens upon the parent’s arrival in the country. At that time prospective parents meet the child and apply to the court to adopt. The government requires a two week visitation period between the prospective parents and the adoptee.

Children who are available for adoption are often placed in the care of orphanages due to economic pressures. They are at least 6 months old when available for adoption. The children come from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and are more likely to be boys than girls. Adoption is open to married couples and single women and there is no age restriction.

Kazakhstan is in Central Asia and boarders the Caspian Sea, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China.


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