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Adoption Notice

The Ministry of Education and Science in Kazakhstan has requested the submission of all outstanding post-adoption reports on Kazakhstani children adopted by U.S. families. This includes 237 reports that the Ministry has identified as missing.

The Ministry has simplified the reporting requirements. The report should include the parents’ names, the child’s name and include the region of Kazakhstan where the child was adopted. The report should also include several sentences on each of the following areas:

  • Health and development
  • Education
  • Activities (sports, hobbies, etc.)
  • Family adjustment

The report should include photos of the child in various situations, including family photographs.  Families may write the reports in English. The government of Kazakhstan no longer requires translations, apostilles, and notarizations.

In accordance with Kazakhstani family law, adoptive parents must provide post-placement reports every six months for the first three years after the adoption is finalized and then once a year until the child is 18 years old. We urge families to comply with Kazakhstan's post-adoption requirements as soon as possible. Timely submission of the reports is a central part of our ongoing efforts to resume intercountry adoptions between the United States and Kazakhstan.

U.S. adoptive parents of children from Kazakhstan should work with one of the U.S. Adoption Service Providers (ASPs) authorized by Kazakhstan to prepare post adoption reports. A list of these ASPs can be found on the Kazakhstani Embassy website.

Otherwise families can submit reports to:

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Visa and Consular Section
1401 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel:  (202) 232-5488
Fax:  (202) 232-5845

Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York
305 E 47th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel:  (212)888-3024, and (212) 230-1900 ext. 17 or 18
Fax:  (212)230-1172

Additionally, families may submit reports directly to the Ministry of Education and Science at