Are you interested in adopting from Nepal?
AAI is currently one of only two approved U.S. agencies working in Nepal. Children age 6 years and older are more readily available, but we are taking applications for children of all ages. Nepal does have some unique eligibility requirements. Families may adopt the opposite gender of children currently in the home and they may not have more than two children already in the home. Nepal also requires families to maintain birth order, therefore; the child they are adopting must be younger than the current youngest child in the home. Nepal accepts both married couples (married for a minimum of four years) and single females. If you are interested in learning more about this program and the children available, please contact Sally at 616-667-0677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nepal Program Requirements
|About the Children||Eligibility||Time Frame||Travel|
|Children range in age from two to 15 years of age; the adoption process is faster when adopting a child over age six||Married, heterosexual couples (must be married at least four years) or single heterosexual females; may not have more than two children currently in the home; must adopt a child of the opposite gender of the child or children already in the home||18 to 24 months on average||One trip 10 to 21 days.|
In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the centuries-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system that brought political parties into the government. That arrangement lasted until 1960, when political parties were again banned, but was reinstated in 1990 with the establishment of a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. An insurgency led by Maoists broke out in 1996. The ensuing 10-year civil war between Maoist and government forces witnessed the dissolution of the cabinet and parliament and the re-assumption of absolute power by the king in 2002. Several weeks of mass protests in April 2006 were followed by several months of peace negotiations between the Maoists and government officials, and culminated in a late 2006 peace accord and the 2007 promulgation of an interim constitution. Following a nationwide Constituent Assembly (CA) election in 2008, the newly formed CA declared Nepal a federal democratic republic, abolished the monarchy, and elected the country's first president. After the CA failed to draft a constitution by a May 2012 deadline set by the Supreme Court, then-Prime Minister Baburam BHATTARAI dissolved the CA. Months of negotiations ensued until March 2013 when the major political parties agreed to create an interim government headed by then-Chief Justice Khil Raj REGMI with a mandate to hold elections for a new CA. Elections were held in November 2013, in which the Nepali Congress won the largest share of seats in the CA and in February 2014 formed a coalition government with the second place Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist and with Nepali Congress President Sushil KOIRALA as prime minister. Nepal's new constitution came into effect in September 2015.
Population: 27.8 million (2013) World Bank
Currency: Nepalese rupee
Official language: Nepali
Major religion: Hindu
Nepal Adoption and Country Resources
Nepal Embassy in the United States website
Nepal tourism website
General country information website