Notice on foundling child found by the police (MOWCSW)
Government of Nepal Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare Kathmandu Nepal
Notice on foundling child found by the police
Article 4 of the existing Terms and Conditions and Process for Granting Approval for Adoption of Nepali child by an Alien, 2065 (2008) defines an orphan child as mentioned below :
- A foundling child found by the police,
- A foundling child found in a hospital,
- Whose father and mother are not traced or
- Whose father and mother both are dead, any member, relative or heir is not traced and who does not have any property.
In this regard, many questions have been raised in different papers and electronic medias on the documents of a foundling child found by the police. Diplomatic Missions have also raised doubts on such children. In view of this, the Ministry has made a decision effective from 5 January 2011 that an approval for inter country adoption, until the other provision is made, would not be granted for foundling child found by the police admitted after the publication of this notice, in the children homes, orphanges and Bal Mandir. The Ministry will make necessary arrangements for the protection of such foundling child found by the Police.