a note on nepal. it’s a no.

From the 5/11 statement from the US Dept of State:

The U.S. Department of State strongly discourages prospective adoptive parents from choosing adoption in Nepal because of grave concerns about the reliability of Nepal’s adoption system and the accuracy of the information in children’s official files.  The Department also strongly discourages adoption service providers from accepting new applications for adoption from Nepal until reforms are made, and asks them to be vigilant about possible unethical or illegal activities under the current adoption system.

And once again, this was in bold:

We encourage parents who have filed an application with the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) in Nepal, but have not yet been matched with a child or received an Adoption Decree issued by the Government of Nepal, to consider a change of countries.

We are out. No question. It’s not our path. We are still holding out hope for positive movement with Vietnam. In the meantime we are exploring other options, but I’m not quite ready to spill the beans on those just yet.

We’re not sad, just realistic, so no need to send condolences. I’m a cup half full kind of girl. : )



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2 responses to “a note on nepal. it’s a no.

  1. Dianna

    One thing we’ve learned is that it’s either roll with the punches or be rolled over, right? Can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

  2. Oh, the ups and downs. Go domestic 🙂

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