Site Map

This is a list of almost every page on the web site. If the site does not look right (no background border, headers not centered, text not aligned, etc.) then you may need to update your browser or enable javascripts or style sheets; please let me know which operating system and browser isn't working. Any page that I think you would want to print has "Print this page" on it and will be printed without a background or images.

A red diamond next to a page indicates that it has been updated (not including URL corrections and deletions) in the last month. Some pages I update frequently, so the symbol may never disappear from that listing.

Home: introduction, weather, time.

About me and this website.

Kazakhstan

  • Map of Kazakhstan: relief map, old and new names of cities.
  • About Kazakhstan: world map, information from the CIA World Factbook.
  • General Information: links to multi-topic web sites .
  • Culture Links: libraries/literature, games, jewelry, performing and visual arts, etc. and lots of pictures.
  • Specialty Sites: these sites have a single topic or interest.
  • Maps: thumbnails of maps of Kazakhstan with links to full size images.
  • News and articles: links to news sources, magazine and newspaper articles.
  • Cities: online translators, map, links to information about most major cities.
  • Other Cultures links to information on other cultures found in Kazakhstan.
  • Personal web pages: links to web pages written by individuals about Kazakhstan.
  • Cooking and Recipes: links to recipes and meal information.
  • Music: links to Kazakh music MP3 downloads and Russian children's music.
  • Music CDs and songs available for purchase.
  • Videos and TV shows with Kazakhstan and/or Central Asia as the topic.

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Adoption

  • Pre-adoption process and paperwork: agency selection, immigration forms and information, US State Department fact sheets and Embassy contact information, dossier.
  • Adoption Trip: before you go hints, general schedule
  • Post-adoption: social security number, readoption, citizenship, Embassy registration, health insurance, other post adoption items.
  • Transitioning is an article with hints on easing your child's transition out of the orphanage to a familiy, covers things to do during your trip and at home.
  • Initial Adjustment of adopted children; excellent article on easing the adjustment once home.
  • Medical Issues: help in evaluating a referral, links to international adoption medical specialists, developmental evaluation, post-adoption medical tests.
  • FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions on the e-mail lists. 5 pages.
  • Adoption Law: links and unofficial translations of some of the Kazakhstan laws affecting adoption. 4 pages.
  • Connecting: ways to maintain a cultural connection. Links to reunions and regional get-togethers, online school, cultural exhibits, sewing, etc.
  • Other countries: international adoption while living in countries other than the US.
  • Adoption Resources: other international adoption sites, special needs, financial resources, list of download forms.
  • E-mail lists and online support groups.
  • Inspiration: songs and poems, most with an adoption theme. On 4 pages.

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Families web pages: links to web pages written by adoptive families. Sign up for the Mailing list to be notified when this page is updated.

Travel

  • General travel information: government sites, CDC on immunizations and health issues, travelers' insurance, money, customs, metric converter, guide books, travel accessories, hints on traveling with kids, jet lag, personal safety, hotels, weather.
    • Emergency Card: with personalized information, card with "Embassy" in Cyrillic.
    • Hotel Survey [form link]: please fill this out about hotels in Kazakhstan.
  • Keeping in Touch on the Trip: cell/satellite phones, calling cards, internet cafes.
  • Travel to and within Kazakhstan: airlines that fly to Kazakhstan and their airports, flights, railways.
  • Travel agents and tourist agencies, visa services.
  • Moscow travel information, for those that need or choose to go through Moscow.
  • Packing
    • Carry-on: links to other lists and hints, carry-on items.
    • Packing - other: general items, food, for infants, for toddlers and older, toys.
    • Clothes: hints on packing, seasonal suggestions, list for adults and children.
    • Kits for first aid, toiletries and laundry.

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