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Veronica Pendleton - Executive Director
Phone/Fax: (307)-682-4157
Barbara Connely - Director
Phone: (307)-686-2855
Email: adopptb@bresnan.net
Country Information
For Kazakhstan

The Kazakhstan Republic is located in Central Asia sharing it’s borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.The capital city of Kazakhstan is Astana which is located in northern Kazakhstan. Astana replaced Almaty as the republic’s capital in 1997. The U.S. Embassy is located in Almaty and this is where the immigrant visas are processed.

Children: There are many available children in Kazakhstan currently living in orphanages and baby houses. Adoptable children range from age 6 months to 15 years of age. Most of these children will be of Kazakhstani decent, but many Russian and Ukrainian children of Caucasian decent are available as well. Children are placed in orphanages and baby houses for different reasons. Many are given up at birth and in such cases the birth mothers have voluntarily relinquished their rights to the child and often the father is not identified. It is not unusual for the birth mothers to abandoned their child in a public place and wait until someone picks the child up due to financial problems. When children are abandoned the custodianship and guardianship bodies of the local Departments of Education try to locate the parent(s). If the parent(s) can not be located the children are placed in the baby houses and orphanages. Often Kazakhstani authorities must estimate the age of the child and give the child a name. Before a child can be adopted internationally he or she must be on a local registry for 3 months and then on the national registry for an additional 3 months.

last modified: 6/17/03