Sunrise has been accredited by the country of Kazakhstan to facilitate adoptions to Canada.

Kazakhstan and Canada are both members of the Hague Adoption Convention; as a result, there

are specific rules governing adoption between the two countries.


  • The children are living in orphanages.

  • The children have varied ethnic backgrounds and could be of Kazakh, Russian, Mongolian, Japanese, European, or mixed heritage.

  • You cannot specify the gender of the child you wish to adopt.

  • Children under 3 years of age may be proposed to adoptive parents under 45 years of age.

  • Children 3 years and older may be proposed to adoptive parents between 45 and 50 years of age.  


Adopting Parents

  • Adoptive parents must be under 50 years of age.

  • Heterosexual, married couples may adopt from Kazakhstan.  Singles are not accepted.

  • Adoptive parents should have no criminal record of any kind.

  • Adoptive parents must have no history of mental health issues or depression. Certain other health issues would also not be accepted

  • Adoptive parents must agree to not home school their child.

  • Not currently using cannabis.


Relative Adoptions

Sunrise also facilitates relative adoptions (the adoption of a child related to you from Kazakhstan).


For more information please contact us.

Residents of Ontario and Quebec are required to use agencies in their home province.