Friday, May 14, 2010

Update: Kazakhstan

Yesterday, numerous adoption service providers reported receiving notification from Counsel General Raushan Yesbulatova that Kazakhstan will temporarily cease accpeting new dossiers from prospective adoptive parents "due to the Hague" as of May 15, 2010. This information was also published on the JCICS blog this morning. Complete text of the letter is available at There is nothing yet posted on either the Kaz Consulate in NY's website nor the the DOS adoption website.

PEAR has contacted various US and Kaz officials to get confirmation and clarification of the suspension. Please maintain contact with your adoption service provider and the US DOS adoption website ( for further information. We will publish updates as we receive additional information.

Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.

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