Dept of State Alert about Kazakhstan Adoption


February 7, 2014

Notice:Kazakhstan requires post-adoption reports

This adoption notice is a reminder to adoption service providers and adoptive parents that Kazakhstan requires post-adoption reports including information on the general welfare, education, upbringing, and health of Kazakhstani children adopted by U.S. families. In accordance with Kazakhstani family law, parents who adopt Kazakhstani children 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. The reports should be sent to:

Visa and Consular Section
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
1401 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

For more information about the contents of the reports, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan or your adoption agency. We urge you to comply with Kazakhstan’s post-adoption requirements in a timely manner. Your adoption agency may be able to help you with this process. Your cooperation will contribute to Kazakhstan’s history of positive experiences with American parents.