Kazakhstan Approval of New Hague Convention Adoption Process
The Ministry of Education and Science, the Central Authority of Kazakhstan, has confirmed it is in the process of approving U.S. adoption service providers (ASPs) to process Hague Convention adoptions from Kazakhstan to the United States, and has already accredited several ASPs.
Approval of ASPs was the final step needed for Kazakhstan to complete its implementation of the Hague Adoption Convention. Each of the U.S. ASPs approved by the Government of Kazakhstan may begin accepting applications for adoptions under the new procedures on its date of authorization.
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Kazakhstan as a Hague Adoption Convention partner and to complete Convention intercountry adoptions of eligible children from Kazakhstan by qualified adoptive parents in the United States.
Useful Contact Information
Kazakhstani Adoption Authority
Ministry of Education and Science
Committee for the Protection of Children's Rights
11th Entrance, Rooms 939, 941
Astana, Kazakhstan 010000
Tel: 011 7 (7172) 742342/ 742343
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
For questions about intercountry adoption and related immigration procedures, call the USCIS National Benefits Center (NBC) 1-877-3424-8374.
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