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Guardianship and custodianship in Kazakhstan. Conditions and necessary procedures Printable version

Last update: 12.12.2023

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Adoption, guardianship and foster care are types of relations that require specific responsibility and a serious approach. When deciding on adopting a child for guardianship or custodianship, one should not only be prepared morally, but also legally. In the article, we will consider the main conditions and stages of taking a child under guardianship, custodianship in Kazakhstan.

First, let's clarify the concepts that characterize the relations between a foster parent and a child. Pursuant to the Code on Marriage and Matrimony, the types of legal relations can be as follows: adoption, guardianship, custodianship or foster care. In the article we will describe guardianship and custodianship, but you also can familiarize with the adoption procedure in Kazakhstan and learn how to become a foster carer.

To a greater extent, guardianship and custodianship involve property rights, but this does not mean that a guardian or trustee should not take care of a child. The major difference between guardianship/custodianship from adoption is the aspects relevant for their establishment, limitation of legal capacity and age. In other words, it is assistance to those who, due to age or health, cannot live independently, protect their rights and dispose of property.

Who can be a guardian/a trustee?

For which children can guardianship and custodianship be established?

Assistance and payments to guardians and trustees

How to become a guardian or trustee? The list of necessary documents and procedures

How to understand what type suits me best or what is the difference between guardianship, custodianship, foster care


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