Nepal: Moratorium on Adoptions


On May 8, the Nepali government imposed a moratorium on all intercountry adoptions pending the passage of adoption reform legislation by the Nepali cabinet. On May 23, the U.S. Embassy delivered a formal diplomatic note urging the Nepalese government to continue processing cases in which adoptive parents have already been matched with a child. For more information about Nepalese adoptions, please visit the Department of State’s website.

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