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Adopting in Nepal
 

American parents who wish to obtain more information about adopting from Nepal may visit http://adoptions.state.gov.  At that website, you can read general information about intercountry adoption from Nepal, including any special notices relating to Nepal.  As noted on that website, the U.S. Government suspended processing of adoption of Nepali children orphaned through abandonment on August 6, 2010.  Processing of children orphaned through relinquishment was not affected by that suspension.

In November 2014, a joint delegation of the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services visited Nepal to discuss the issue of intercountry adoption.  For more information on that visit, please see http://travel.state.gov/content/adoptionsabroad/en/country-information/alerts-and-notices/nepal14-12-16.html.

To contact the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu with specific adoption-related inquiries, please write to adoptionsnepal@state.gov.  General questions about intercountry adoption may also be directed to the Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues at AskCI@state.gov.