- About Us
- Intercountry Adoption
- UK Adoption
- Adopted Adults
- Birth Relatives
- News and Events
- Contact Us
Due to changes in adoption regulations in Kazakhstan and the Covid-19 pandemic this programme is currently not open for new applications.
Kazakhstan is a signatory to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption 1993 and all adoptions from Kazakhstan are regulated through the adoption Central Authority of Kazakhstan, the Ministry for Education and Science.
Kazakhstan requires that intercountry adoption arrangements are made through an Agency in the receiving State that their authorities have accredited. The accredited Agency is required to have a representative office in Kazakhstan. IAC was accredited by the Kazakhstan central authority in March 2016 and is the only agency in the UK able to offer a full service to prospective adopters seeking to adopt children from Kazakhstan.
In 2017 IAC opened an office in Karaganda which is staffed by both professional and administrative officers to support prospective adopters with the adoption process in that country. This new and exciting programme allows IAC to work with the authorities in Kazakhstan through our local Representative Office to place children from institutions around the country with families in the UK.
The children requiring homes in Kazakhstan have a range of needs. It is important to note that:
A child will be eligible to be adopted for the following reasons:
Kazakh law is that siblings/twins should be adopted together. However, twins are rare and the wait is likely to be very lengthy. Siblings are available for adoption, of a variety of ages including 4 and under.
Prospective adopters must:
Kazakhstan does not permit a child to be adopted by:
The Ministry for Education and Science in Kazakhstan will not accept applications from prospective adopters with any of the following illnesses and diseases.
Please speak to the IAC Advice line if you are wishing to adopt from Kazakhstan, and have a health condition, which includes:
IAC can assist families with adopting children related to them where the child concerned is already living in institution and has been declared eligible for international adoption. It is not clear whether IAC would be required to have a role in any adoption arrangements for those wishing to adopt a relative in Kazakhstan who is not currently living in an institution.
To qualify for the IAC Kazakhstan Special Programme you must:
*Prospective adopters living outside of Local Authorities who contract IAC to undertake their assessments may need to request an assessment of suitability from their Local Authority before joining the Kazakhstan programme but please speak to IAC before making an enquiry about becoming an approved adopter with your Local authority of voluntary adoption agency.
There is a charge for IAC’s Kazakhstan Special Programme and further details concerning the service and the relevant service charges can be found in the Information Pack.
For further information please contact the IAC Advice Line.