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Adoption of a child in Kazakhstan. Conditions, order and necessary procedures Printable version

Last update: 04.05.2023

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Pursuant to the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Marriage (Matrimony) and Family" (hereinafter: the Code), a child can be transferred to a family for adoption, guardianship (custodianship), foster care or foster family.

Adoption is the legal form of transferring a child to a family for upbringing based on a court decision, which results in personal non-property and property rights and obligations equated with the rights and obligations of relatives by origin.

Foster care is a form of upbringing in which orphaned children, children left without parental care (parent) are transferred to foster care in families under an agreement concluded by a body performing the functions of guardianship or custodianship and a person who expressed a desire to take a child (children) for upbringing.

Guardianship is a legal form of protection of the rights and interests of children under the age of 14 and persons recognized by the court as legally incompetent.

Custodianship is a legal form of protection of the rights and interests of a child (children) aged from 14 to 18 years, as well as adults who are limited in legal capacity by the court due to alcohol and drugs abuse.

Thus, depending on a situation, it is worth thinking about an adoption, if you want to accept a child into the family and bear full responsibility for him/her, treat a child as if he/she is an own child and if you are ready that a child will acquire property rights.

Foster family is a form of placement in a family that accepts at least four and no more than ten orphaned children, children left without parental care placed in educational institutions for orphans, children left without parental care.

Which children are subject to adoption?

Who can be an adoptive parent or requirements for those wishing to adopt a child

Necessary documents for the adoption of the child

Name, patronymic and surname of an adopted child

Assistance and payments to adoptive parents


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