Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nepal -- a few simple reforms

Nepal -- a few simple reforms

A few simple reforms would go a long way to cleaning up Nepal's adoption corruption:

1 -- Ban abandonment paperwork.

2 -- Enact a modern relinquishment law with a mandatory DNA test.

3 -- Implement the Hague Convention.

4 -- Close the worst children's homes. In particular, the homes blacklisted by the French Foreign Service:


5 -- Remove the Child NGO Federation Nepal (CNFN) from the Investigation, Recommendation & Supervision Board.

With these changes, Nepal would have a reasonable chance for an ethical adoption system.

Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.


  1. I e-mailed DOS Nepal inquiring about the status and progress of adoptions. Amoung other things, they did say that this week DOS, MOWCSW and others were meeting this week to update the adoption issue. Has anybody else heard anything of the sort.

  2. On November 25th, the Kathmandu embassies met with Jennifer Degeling (Secretary of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Convention).

    The meeting was hosted by the U.S. Embassy Adoption Unit.

  3. How do find out the outcomes of the meeting?

  4. Perhaps one of the embassies will issue a statement.


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