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In light of the earthquake on April 25th, our deepest sorrows are with the country of Nepal, the victims of the earthquake, and their families. Our sincere thanks to those who are on the ground in Nepal aiding the victims … Continue reading
Nepal: USDOS Adoption Notice – U.S. Department of State Continues to Recommend Against Adopting from Nepal
January 20, 2012 From the US Department of State: Nepal January 19, 2012 Notice: U.S. Department of State Continues to Recommend Against Adopting from Nepal On August 6, 2010, the U. S. Department of State and United States Citizenship and … Continue reading
November 4, 2011 From The Hindustan Times: For parents in Humla, a remote district in mid-western Nepal, Dala Bahadur Phadera was something of an angel. Worried about their children’s future during the civil war, they found Phadera’s proposal to send … Continue reading
September 27, 2011 From Al Jazeera: Orphaned, abandoned or trafficked? That is the question facing foreigners who wish to adopt Nepali children. International adoption services have provided a lucrative business to poverty-stricken Nepal. But in 2007, Nepal stopped adoptions for … Continue reading
The U.S. Dept of State, Office of Children’s Issues has released the following Notice regarding adoptions from Nepal. The Notice can also be viewed on their website. Government of Nepal Announces Amendments to 2008 Terms and Conditions On January 5, … Continue reading
October 18, 2010 Joint Council’s Statement and Recommendations on the Suspension for Intercountry Adoption in Nepal can be found by clicking here. October 7, 2010 The Department of State has released the following adoption alert regarding pending adoption in Nepal: … Continue reading
08/27/2010 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a policy memorandum in regards to the Nepal Initiative.
October 5, 2009 The Department of State has released a statement about adoptions from Nepal. Please click here to read it. February 11, 2009 Joint Council has received the latest list of agencies accredited to work in Nepal. The full … Continue reading
10/5/2009 The Department of State has released a statement about adoptions from Nepal. Please click here to read it.
1/9/2009 The U.S. Department of State has released the following announcement: On January 1, 2009, the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) established procedures for processing adoptions pursuant to the Government of Nepal’s (GON) new Terms and Conditions … Continue reading
11/28/2008 The Nepalese government has released a list of agencies approved to work in Nepal. Please see the attachment for details.
11/14/2008 The U.S. Department of State has announced that the Government of Nepal has not yet resumed processing intercountry adoptions. It is expected that the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (WCS) may begin accepting applications in January 2009; … Continue reading
May 28, 2008 The U.S. Department of State announced that the Nepali Cabinet approved the following terms and conditions to govern the intercountry adoption process on May 2nd, 2008: Some changes introduced by the new terms and conditions include: The … Continue reading
11/6/2007 Joint Council is very pleased to report that the Nepali Cabinet has approved the completion of the over 400 adoptions which have been suspended since April 2007. With a goal of ensuring that each child retained the right to … Continue reading
10/27/2007 Joint Council, in cooperation with adoptive families and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, have initiated numerous efforts to complete the adoptions of over 400 children currently caught in legal limbo. Prior to the suspension of adoptions, 400 children … Continue reading
09/5/2007 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 … Continue reading
1/2007 Joint Council staff and Board of Directors met with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday in conjunction with our quarterly Board meeting. The following update was supplied to us by DOS: The … Continue reading