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Country Update: Nepal

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Nepal is currently OPEN to intercountry adoptions.

 

Flag: http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/flags/countrys/asia/nepal.htm

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ALERTS & NOTICES

July 17, 2013 Notice: No U.S. Adoption Service Providers Currently Authorized to Facilitate Adoptions in Nepal

August 30, 2010 - Adoption Alert

August 13, 2010 - Adoption Alert

August 6, 2010 - Adoption Alert-FAQ

August 6, 2010 - Adoption Alert

May 26, 2010 - Adoption Alert

 

CONGRESSIONAL LETTERS ON NEPAL ADOPTION

September 17, 2010 - Letter to The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton

March 4, 2010 - Letter to The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

NEPAL ADOPTION INFORMATION

All of the information listed below is from the following source:
Nepal Web Page, U.S. Department of State, Office of Children's Issues


Number of Adoptions to the U.S.

Fiscal Year Number
FY 2013 0
FY 2012 3
FY 2011 63
FY 2010 30
FY 2009 6
FY 2008 54
FY 2007 42
FY 2006 66
FY 2005 62
FY 2004 73

Hague Country: No


Adoption Authority:The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (WCS)

 

SPECIAL RULES/PROCEDURES

In addition to the U.S. requirements for adoptive parents, Nepal also has the following requirements for adoptive parents:

Residency Requirements: There are no residency requirements for adopting in Nepal.

Age Requirements: The age difference between prospective parents and the adoptive child must be at least 30 years.

Marriage Requirements: The couple must have been married for at least four years prior to filing an adoption application. Single women between the age of 35 and 55 may also adopt. Single men may not adopt.