Kyrgyz minister arrested for seeking bribe in adoption scandal, July 6, 2012, Central Asia Business Newswire http://www.universalnewswires.com/centralasia/business/viewstory.aspx?id=12367
Kyrgyzstan: Minister for social development arrested on bribery charges July 24, 2012 Ferghana News
PEAR is requesting disclosure of the US adoption agency involved in the scandal. We will continue to follow the story and will provide updates as they become available.
Edited 4:20 pm EST 7/23/12:
List of US accredited agencies, partnering agencies and agencies seeking accreditation from Kyrgyzstan (this list is in progress and will be updated as we discover new information):
Christian World Adoption - Accredited source: http://www.cwa.org/kyrgyzstan-adoption.htm
Adoption Options - Seeking accreditation source: http://www.adoption-options.org/blog/2012/kyrgyzstan-adoption/
Heartsent - Seeking accreditation source: http://www.heartsent.org/international-adoption-programs/kyrgyzstan-program.html
International Child Foundation - Seeking accreditation. source: http://childfound.org/countries/kyrgyzstan/
Nightlight Christian Adoptions - Not accredited, but partnering with an accredited agency. source: http://www.nightlight.org/explore-adoption-choices/international-adoption/#Kyrgyzstan
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