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The Nepal Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare has recently released its new adoption guidelines! One of the changes to the program is a new procedure being instituted for recognizing adoption agencies who seek to assist with intercountry adoptions from Nepal. As you can appreciate, there are systems that need to be put in place in order for the country to allow adoptions by “foreign citizens” to resume. We are hopeful that adoptions will likely resume within the next few months. When MAPS is able to re-open our Nepal program, we will only be able to accept a limited number of applications, given the nature of the program and the volume of inquiries we have been receiving. Families seeking to adopt from Nepal will need an additional element of flexibility, for whenever there are new adoption regulations implemented, there can be unforeseen challenges and/or delays that arise.

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Nepal Adoption Information

At A Glance

Parent Requirements: Couples and single women with documented infertility accepted. No more then 45 years between younger parent and child (some flexibility possible.) Minimum age is 30. Couples must be married at least 4 years. Singles need to be between 35 and 55.
Children: Healthy children of both genders, from 10 months to middle school age. Sibling groups and twins are not available. Little to no child information or photos provided at time of referral.
Waiting Time: NA: program currently on hold
Travel: One or both parents must travel. Trip ranges from 10 days to 2 weeks. Travel expenses: $2,500-$4,000.

Your MAPS Nepal Adoption Coordinator

Jenny MillsJenny Mills, LMSW, began working for MAPS in 1994. Jenny coordinates both our India and Nepal programs. Jenny has traveled to India and Nepal with MAPS numerous times. She has also counseled birthmothers in our domestic adoption program and has prior professional experience working in public health and with Portland’s refugee community.
E-mail: jennym@mapsadopt.org
Phone: (207) 775-4101

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