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At least 35 criminal cases filed over illegal adoption of children by foreigners in Kyrgyzstan

from: eng.24.kg


Bishkek – News Agency 

April 24, 2009 

At least 35 criminal cases were initiated over illegal adoption of children by foreigners in Kyrgyzstan, Nikolai Bailo parliamentary deputy informed the session of Parliament on Friday, April 24.

Special commission, controlling the legislation observance in the sphere of child adoption by foreigners, found out that Kyrgyzstan implemented the procedure without ratification of the appropriate Hague Convention, which is practically illegal. “The process of Kyrgyz children adoption by foreigners was suspended in summer 2008, after the fact was revealed,” the parliament member said.

The lawmaker pointed that the Kyrgyz Health Care Ministry, tutelage bodies, the Foreign Ministry and different diplomatic missions took part in the adoption process. “But the main role was played by the Kyrgyz Education and Science Ministry, which collected all necessary documents and sent them to court,” the deputy said.

According to Nikolai Bailo there were a great number of violations on all stages, such as submission of incomplete package of documents and signing of certificates by incompetent persons.