January 23, 2009 - It is Joint Council's understanding that 17 high ranking officials of the Kyrgyz government, including the Minister of Education and the Vice-Minister of Education, have been removed from their positions. Obviously this will have an effect on in-process intercountry adoptions. It is currently unclear exactly how the changes will effect in-process cases. As more information becomes available Joint Council will update the website.
Please see the post dated January 24, 2009 on the Ann's blog, "myadoptiongeography.blogspot.com/" for more details.
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