Thursday, May 20, 2010

Update: DOS Adoption Alert Kazakhstan

Bureau of Consular Affairs
Office of Children’s Issues

May 19, 2010

On May 17, 2010, the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty received confirmation that the Ministry of Education in Kazakhstan has given instructions to the Kazakhstani Embassy and Consulate in New York not to accept new dossiers for inter-country adoptions. The Ministry said that this moratorium on new adoption cases will remain in effect until Kazakhstan implements a Hague Convention-compliant system, which it intends to have in place by September 2010. Kazakhstani officials have confirmed that this moratorium will not affect adoptions already in process.

Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.

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