Tuesday, May 18, 2010

UPDATE 2: Kazakhstan

From the US Embassy in Almaty, please note the 10 day difference from that given to Adoption Service Providers (ASPs) last week. PEAR is seeking clarification:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dear Ms. Pollock,

Thank you for your email. Please be informed that the Consular Section of U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan received information from Kazakhstani Ministry of Foreign Affairs that starting from May 25 the Kazakhstani Consulates will stop accepting new dossiers from prospective parents. MFA claims that they expect to comply with Hague Convention by autumn of this year and start processing dossiers again. We understand this difficult situation for all families, but please be aware that the Department of State is working on this issue.

Consular Section

U.S. Consulate General Almaty

97 Zholdasbekova Str., Samal Towers

Tel.: 7 727 2504900

Fax: 7 727 2504884

Email: adoptionsalmaty@state.gov

Website: http://kazakhstan.usembassy.gov

Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.

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