Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nepal’s adoption process to be examined

Nepal’s adoption process to be examined

The Kathmandu Post:

KATHMANDU, NOV 03 - In a bid to take stock of Nepal’s inter-country adoption process and extend possible technical and financial support, a delegation of the Hague Conference’s permanent bureau will arrive on a week-long visit to the country on Nov. 23.

Officials at the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare said that Jennifer Degeling, secretary at the Permanent Bureau, Hague Conference, will lead the delegation.

During her stay in the country, she will examine the existing inter-country adoption process and assist the government in fulfilling requirements needed for the Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption.

This is the first time representatives of the Hague Conference are visiting the country after Nepal signed the Hague Convention, an international agreement between participating countries on the best adoption procedures, in April. The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption is an international agreement to safeguard inter-country adoption. The guidelines and procedures that are set forth in the Hague Convention are also for the protection of biological as well as adoptive parents.

A part of the Convention’s guidelines ensures that one central authority is in place in each country so that adoptive parents get accurate information regarding adoption.

Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.

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