Post Placement Report for Parents without an Agency

February 21st, 2007

So now that I've spoken about "when" the requirement for Annual Post Placement Reports occurred - some parents are saying - I don't mind sending an annual report - but my agency is no longer in existence - or they feel as if they sent them and the report wasn't sent on. When the US Embassy answered me they advised the following way to submit reports if you aren't able to work with the agency that you adopted from: Dear Sir/Mam, According to Kazakhstani law, parents must submit post placement report on adopted child from Kazakhstan once a year up until he/she turns 18. The reports must be done by licensed social worker (or adoption agency) and sent to Kazakhstani Consulate in the U.S. It would be also good to send a… [more]

Annual Post Placement Reports – Part Two

February 21st, 2007

Much debate has occurred on one of my groups about the requirement for annual post placement reports. For Max's adoption (2001) we were not told about the requirement - but for Logan's adoption (2004) we were aware of it. I wrote to the Kazakhstan Consultate, Embassy and the US Embassy in Kazakhstan for clarification. Below is the translated copy of the law and "when" it changed legally (November 12, 2002) - please see Part One of this series prior to reading. Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of November 12, 2002 # 1197 About approval of Regulations for Foreign Parents Seeking to Adopt Kazakhstani Children 8. The prospective adoptive parents have a right to obtain detailed information regarding the orphan they intend… [more]

Annual Post Placement Report – Part One

February 21st, 2007

Much debate has occurred on one of my groups about the requirement for annual post placement reports. For Max's adoption (2001) we were not told about the requirement - but for Logan's adoption (2004) we were aware of it. I wrote to the Kazakhstan Consultate, Embassy and the US Embassy in Kazakhstan for clarification. Below is the translated copy of the law and "when" it changed legally (November 12, 2002) - please see #19 on Part Two of this series: Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of November 12, 2002 # 1197 About approval of Regulations for Foreign Parents Seeking to Adopt Kazakhstani Children In accordance with the Article 209 of the Law of the RK “About marriage and family” the Government of the… [more]

Books Needed in Taraz, Kazakhstan

February 3rd, 2007
Categories: Giving Back

books As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, many times adoptive families want to give back to their children’s birth countries. During my blogging research, I stumbled along another blog that a young man who is serving in the Peace Corps in Taraz, Kazakhstan wrote. He is trying to build a library in Taraz with English books – I hope you’ll take a moment to read about this and send a book or two their way. Below are some answers to questions another adoptive family asked. :) (shared with permission) Thank you so much for getting in touch with me. It is always nice to talk to another American that has spent time in Taraz. Work here in Taraz is going well and I… [more]

Playground Projects in Kazakhstan

November 29th, 2006

Playground I know my husband and I would LOVE to see playgrounds built at every baby house and children’s home in Kazakhstan! I’m always so excited to hear about the projects in place and know many adoptive parents are also thrilled to know that the children who remain will have a nicer play area to go out to. In our hearts of hearts – we all wish for them to have forever families – each in their own home with their own swing set. Until then – let me tell you about the various playground projects that I am aware of.. Over the last 3 years, World Partners (adoption agency) has had adoptive families return to Kazakhstan and build playgrounds – to… [more]