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Brief Introduction on Inter Country Adoption of Nepal. Presented by Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare. Inter Country Adoption. Nepal signed on Hague Convention on : 28 April, 2009 Central Authority : Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Singh durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Brief Introduction on Inter Country Adoption of Nepal

Presented byMinistry of Women, Children and Social Welfare


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Inter Country Adoption

  • Nepal signed on Hague Convention on : 28 April, 2009

  • Central Authority :

    Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Singh durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal


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National Legislation

  • The civil code (Muluki Ain) is the substantive law on both domestic and inter-country adoption.

  • The Terms and Conditions, 2008 is the special law with regard to inter-country adoption, which set forth a detailed provision in this regard


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Function of Central Authority

  • Regulate and monitor the functions of other bodies, such as Investigation, Recommendation and Monitoring Committee (IRMC) and Matching Committees (FMCs) and Orphanages/Child homes

  • Accredit Foreign Adoption Agencies working in Nepal, Orphanages, and Children Homes.

  • Make a final decision (Adoption Decree) in granting the Nepali children to foreign nationals.

  • Responsible for policymaking and legislation regarding inter-country adoption in Nepal.


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Eligibility to Adopt Nepali Child

  • A married couple who have completed at least four years of their marriage or

  • An unmarried, widow, divorcee or legally separated woman who has completed thirty five years of age but not crossed fifty five years of age.

  • There shall be difference of at least thirty years of age between the adoptive parents and the child to be adopted.

  • The Adoptive parents will not be granted to adopt the child with the same sex, the family have already at their home.

  • The parent/s shall apply for a child of lesser age than that of the child they already have in their family.


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Required Documents to Submit along with Application

  • Consent letter from concerned authority of the home country of adoptive parent/s.

  • Guarantee letter

  • Birth certificate

  • Documents proving the marital status

  • Family status including the birth certificate/s of biological/adoptive children (if any)


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Cont.

  • Health certificate

  • Character certificate (Criminal Record)

  • Documents proving properties and income sources

  • Photocopy of passport

  • Social, psychological and home study report

  • Covering letter of the Embassy/ Diplomatic Mission/Adoption agency.

  • Photographs depicting exteriors and interiors of living apartment/residence.

  • Commitment of the applicants to comply with post adopting requirements.


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Validity of the Documents

The following documents remain valid for one year from the date of issuance unless otherwise mentioned

  • Consent letter.

  • Guarantee letter

  • Health certificate

  • Character certificate (Criminal Records)

  • Social, psychological and home study report


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The Adoption Procedure

  • Adoption Dossier should be submitted through the accredited agencies or embassy or diplomatic mission.

  • Dossier documents will be verified by IRMC.

  • MOWCSW will not take any action on those applications which are directly sent by prospective adoptive parents.

  • IRMC places the request of only those prospective adoptive parents to FMCs if documents are found to be in accordance with Terms and Condition.


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Cont.

  • FMCs refers a child for matching with family in the best interest of the child.

  • Rearing, ethnic origin, cultural backgrounds, and native language of the child shall not be taken into consideration.

  • A letter shall be sent to the parents through adoption agency, Diplomatic mission given to obtain adoptive parent’s consent.


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Cont..

  • The family is free to accept or reject the referral. If rejects, reason must be stated.

  • After obtaining consent from the families, MOWCSW takes a final decision on granting the child for adoption.


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Duration of the Adoption Procedure:

  • Adoption procedure is supposed to be completed within a period of 5-6 Months.


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Fees for Inter Country Adoption

  • Agency Accreditation fee:

    $ 500 and $ 100 for renewal in every two years.

  • Adoptive Family:

    $3000 as an adoption fee to the Government of Nepal and $ 5000 to the Home, Orphanage or Children's Organization where the child has been residing.


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Issuance of Conformity Certificate

  • After the final decision by the MOWCSW on granting the child for Inter country adoption, A Certificate of Conformity shall be issued to the adoptive parents.


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Travel:

  • 1 Time :

    MOWCSW requires the presence of parent/s to receive the child to the latter.

  • Expected duration :

    ~ 3 Weeks :


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Post Adoption Report

  • Adoptive parents have to submit a post adoption report annually until the child reaches at 18 years old.


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Children Eligible for Inter Country Adoption:

  • Orphan child, and

  • Voluntarily abandoned child.


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Documents required for Orphan Child

  • Certificate of Orphan issued by Chief District Officer.

  • A Letter from the Police Office for the children found in road, way or public place.

  • A Letter From Hospital where the child is left

  • A public enquiry deed for the children found in the vicinity of orphanage or Children’s home.

  • A Public Notice to be broadcasted on TV and Radio.

  • A Public Notice to be published on Daily Newspaper.


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Documents required for Abandoned Child

  • A recommendation made by the concerned local body.

  • Deed of abandonment made in the presence of Chief District Officer.

  • Citizenship Certificates of the Parents

  • Reason to abandon children.


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Thank you

For Details :

http://www.mowcsw.gov.np/opensection.php?secid=462


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