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International Adoption Alerts March 2010


March 04, 2010

The U.S. Department of State strongly discourages prospective adoptive parents from choosing Nepal as a country from which to adopt due to 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 to be vigilant about operating in an ethical manner under the current adoption system. 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. The Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), allow one change of country to be made in connection with one’s I-600A application without fee.  A request to change countries should be made in writing to the USCIS Field Office where the I-600A was originally filed.  (Any subsequent request for a change of country would require a fee.)

Information taken from Intercountry Adoption


March 1, 2010

On February 24, 2010, the Deputy Prime Minister of Swaziland informed the U.S. Embassy in Mbabane that it will not process intercountry adoptions cases while the Department of Social Welfare completes a review of its adoption procedures.  Only cases that were already with the Swaziland High Court will be processed during the review.  The U.S. Embassy in Mbabane has not been provided with an expected completion date of the review.

Information taken from Intercountry Adoption

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