Kazakhstan Adoption

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This program is: open

The Kazakhstan adoption program has been growing in popularity in recent years. In 1998, it didn't appear on the list of the Top 20 sending countries, and in 2005, it was at number six. In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 86 children from Kazakhstan.

Children available for adoption are healthy infants, toddlers, and school-aged children, as well as older and special needs children, and represent a variety of ethnicities including Asian, Eurasian, and Caucasian. The children reside in orphanages.

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Travel required: Yes; one trip of 5-7 weeks or two trips - first of approximately 3 weeks, and three weeks later, a second of approximately 2 weeks; if married, both must travel for the first two weeks to identify and meet the child, and one can remain.

Convention Country?: Yes

Singles accepted: Yes

Other: No pre-selection of children is allowed; matching is done in-country. Post-adoption registration is required and failure of families to comply could affect the future of the program. Post-placement supervision required for three years.

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Americans banned from adopting children from Kazakhstan.
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MadIna Rashidonva Krestianova - 3 weeks ago
I was wondering if you guys help with reuniting with my birth parents #1
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