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Adoption Notice: Kazakhstan’s Streamlined Reporting Requirements
The Ministry of Education and Science in Kazakhstan requests the submission of all outstanding post-adoption reports (PARs) on Kazakhstani children adopted by U.S. families. This includes 224 PARs for adoptees identified by the Ministry as never having been submitted.
The Ministry recently simplified reporting requirements to make reporting easier. PARs should include the parent(s)’ names, the child’s name, and the region where the child was adopted. PARs should also include several sentences on each of the following:
- Health and development
- Activities (sports, hobbies, etc.)
- Family adjustment
PARs should include recent photos of the child in various situations, including family photographs. Families may submit reports in English. The government of Kazakhstan no longer requires translations, apostilles, and notarizations.
Timely submission of the reports is central in our ongoing efforts to resume intercountry adoptions between the United States and Kazakhstan. In accordance with Kazakhstani family law, adoptive parents must provide PARs 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 PAR requirements as soon as possible.
Compliance with Kazakhstan’s post-adoption reporting requirements would contribute to an understanding of the positive impact that intercountry adoption has for children from Kazakhstan who are living in the United States. This is particularly important to our ongoing efforts to work with Kazakhstan to resume intercountry adoptions between the United States and Kazakhstan.
If you already submitted PARs as required by Kazakhstani law, please inform us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can confirm receipt with the Kazakhstani government. Please also let us know if you are submitting a first-ever PAR.
U.S. adoptive parents of children from Kazakhstan may choose to work with one of the U.S. Adoption Service Providers (ASPs) authorized by Kazakhstan to prepare PARs. A list of these ASPs can be found on the Kazakhstani Embassy website.
Otherwise families can submit PARs 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