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Kazakhstan Approval of New Hague Convention Adoption Process

The Ministry of Education and Science, the Central Authority of Kazakhstan, has confirmed that the governmental decree approving its new policies to process intercountry adoptions and accredit adoption agencies in Kazakhstan goes into effect on Thursday, April 5, 2012.

The Government of Kazakhstan will begin accepting applications for accreditation from potential adoption service providers on April 9, 2012, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information on the new accreditation process and the new adoption procedures will be available on the Central Authority's website shortly.