While traveling, families often wish to reconnect with people and places important in the life of their son or daughter. Reminiscing is an important part of the journey and these points of connection provide a foundation for your child.

The Ties Program is pleased to assist by requesting permission to visit orphanages, exploring the possibility of meeting foster families and orphanage caretakers, and making arrangements to see other places important to your family’s story such as the hotel where your family first met, a hospital, place of finding, or birth village. Families will travel with an English speaking guide to assist with and personalize the visits.

About International Birth Family Search & Reunion
  • In many of the countries we serve, it is possible to do a birth family search. Frankly, there have been many more reunions for international adoptees than we ever thought possible when we started a quarter of a century ago.
  • We are happy to help you locate a searcher, explain the process, and talk with you about the pros and cons of “finding or not finding”. We neither encourage or discourage birth family search, but rather help you understand the process and complexities so you make a decision you are comfortable with.
  • When or if birth family is located, we can also help by setting up the logistics of a meeting, transportation and translation.

Here are some of the people and places families have or hope to visit as part of their journey to Kazakhstan. This list is an evolving one with frequent additions. See something missing? Or, are there other people or places on your “dream list?” Please email us. We are always open to helping you with other connections.

Akkol Orphanage, Akkol
Aktobe Orphanage, Aktobe
Aqmola Perinatal Centre, Kokshetau
Arkalyk Baby House, Arkalyk
Astana City Orphanage, Astana
Baby House #1, Almaty
Baby House #1, Uralsk
Baby House #2, Almaty
Baby House #2, Uralsk
Baby House #3, Almaty
Baby House #4, Almaty
Baby House, Aktau
Baby House, Karakastek
Baby House, Petropavlovsk
Baby House, Taldy-Korgan
Baby House, Ust-Kamenogorsk
Bobek House, Aktobe
Botakoz Baby House, Karaganda
Children’s Home #1, Almaty
Children’s Home #3, Almaty
Children’s Hospital, Kokshetau
Delphin Baby House, Kostanai
Esik Baby House, near Almaty (closed)
House of Hope, Ust-Kamenogorsk
Infant Orphanage, Rudnyy
Kostanai Baby House, Kostanai
Kyzylorda Baby House, Kyzylorda
Malutka Orphanage, Karaganda
Nezabudka Orphanage, Karaganda
Orphanage “Hope”, Almaty
Orphanage #1, Astana
Orphanage of 2nd Aldermanry of Education, Almaty
Orphanage of Backward Kids, Almaty
Pavlodar Baby Orphanage, Pavlodar
The State Institution “Baby House” of the AKIM of Petropavlosk
Petropavl City Orphanage, Petropavl
Preschool Orphanage, Ust-Kamenogorsk
Prirutte Shelter, Petropavlovsk
Regional Boarding School for Kids Orphans of Petropavl
Regional Orphanage #1, Almaty
Savva Orphanage, Taraz
Schuchinsk Baby House, Schuchinsk
Semey Baby House, Semey (Semipalatinsk)
Semey Orphanage, Semey (Semipalatinsk)
Shapagat Baby House, Karaganda
Shoptikol Boarding School for Backward Kids Orphans, Shoptikol
Shymkent Baby House, Shymkent
Stepnogorsk Youth House, Stepnogorsk
Talgar’s Children’s House for Mentally Deficients, near Almaty
Tumdi Orphanage, Aktobe
Umit Baby Home, Taraz
Uralsk Baby House 1 & Baby House 2 (In 2009, combined into Baby House Meyіrіm)
Baby House, Ust Kamenogorsk
Zhezkazgan Town Orphanage, Zhezkazgan

Note: It is possible to see the Maternity Hospitals from the outside, but families are typically not permitted inside.

The Ties Program does not endorse any of the places listed above, but rather offers them as places families have indicated they may want to visit.

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