Process: To begin the adoption process the adoptive parent(s)
must file a I-600 Immigrant Petition for Orphan (Adoption)
with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS)
previously know as the Immigration and Naturalization Service
(INS). Our agency will send you the Adoption packet a long
with instructions on how to fill the forms out.
the adoptive parents a have received their Approval to Adopt
/ the I-I71 H Approval Letter they will begin to prepare their
INC. will send the adoptive parents a complete notebook with
forms and examples of how to prepare the dossier. Once the
dossier is complete it will be sent to a translator and be
hand delivered to the Kazakhstan Consulate in New York to
be Authenticated. The dossier will then be forwarded to our
coordinator and be hand delivered to the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in Astana to be registered to indicate the intention
to adopt a Kazahstani orphan. Once the dossier has cleared
each state of processing and the parents have cleared the
final security check, the Guardianship body will issue a letter
inviting the parents to travel to Kazakhstan to apply for
adoption. This letter is necessary for the parents to obtain
a Kazakhstani visa. This process takes approximately 1 to
approval the adoptive parent(s) will visit the orphanages
to select a child or siblings. The Kazakhstani law does not
allow the adoption of two unrelated children. After a child/children
has been selected the adoptive parent(s) must visit him or
her for a minimum of 14 days, commonly known as the bonding
period. Next the parents will petition the court for adoption
and wait for the adoption to become final.
the courts decision is final the adoptive parents will
apply for the court decision, adoption certificate, the childs
birth certificate, childs passport and Kazakhstani exit
visa. Our coordinator will greet you at the airport and assist
you in all of the necessary adoption processes in Kazakhstan.
A child adopted from Kazakhstan must obtain and immigrant
visa before entering in the U.S.A. This form is called the
Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Form
DS-230 Part I & II. Our agency will provide this form.
Parent's stay in Kazakhstan will be 2-3 weeks once child has been selected.