Sunday, June 17, 2007

US DOS: Nepal Suspends Intercountry Adoptions

As of May 14, 2007, Nepal is closed for intercountry adoption:

"The Nepali Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCS) has informed the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu that the Government of Nepal has suspended all intercountry adoptions pending approval of reforms of the adoption process by the Nepali cabinet. The Nepali Government has given no indication about when the suspension will be lifted.

The U.S. Embassy is working with the Government of Nepal to urge that they continue to process cases of American adoptive parents already matched with orphans to prevent undue delays of adoption cases already in process."
This action follows months of press reports detailing the corruption plaguing international adoption from Nepal.

"Nepal Suspends Intercountry Adoptions," US Department of State, Intercountry Adoption News, May 14, 2007



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  2. Found this:“

    Nepal, Bangladesh and India need to work together to stop such trafficking,” United Nations Development Programme spokeswoman Archana Tamang told the BBC.

    “Women and children are not being brought into India only, there is a lot of reverse trafficking taking place as well. It is really important for all the three nations to work together as a sub-regional group to remedy the situation,” she said.


    She gives her sons for adoption, now wants them back

  4. The citation for the quote is now in the post. Sorry it took so long to get it there. I've got other articles on Nepal in the line-up and will post summaries of them as able. Hopefully I will get back to this blog on a more regular basis now that my dd is feeling better.