Kyrgyz Orphans Awaiting Decision To Join U.S. Parents

Published on Radio Free Europe, June 17, 2009.

BISHKEK – Sixty-five children with special needs are waiting in Kyrgyz orphanages for a court order that would allow them to be adopted by U.S. couples, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service reports.

Kyrgyz parliament deputy Gulnara Derbisheva said on June 16 that although all the necessary procedures have been completed, a final decision allowing the children to be adopted must be made by the court.

Kyrgyzstan announced a moratorium on international adoptions several years ago due to a lack of proper legislation … (full text).

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