Nepal is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. Therefore, when the Hague Adoption Convention entered into force for the United States on April 1, 2008, intercountry adoption processing for Nepal did not change.
In 2011, U.S. citizens adopted approximately 63 children from Nepal. Children available for adoption include boys and girls, infants, toddlers, older children, and children with special needs. These children reside in orphanages.
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Travel required: Yes, one trip of approximately 3-5 weeks (can be broken up into two trips); both parents (if married) should travel.
Convention Country?: No
Singles accepted: Single women between the age of 35 and 55 may also adopt. Single men may not adopt
Other: The couple must have been married for at least four years prior to filing an adoption application and be “infertile.” .
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