In August 2010, the US State Department imposed a Blanket Suspension of Adoptions from Nepal, based on alleged unreliability of documents from Nepal raising the question of fraud in making children available for adoption. The 62 “pipeline” cases which were pending at the time of the suspension were eventually processed. With such unreliable documentation, one would expect that instances of fraud would be uncovered. But every one of the 62 cases were approved and no fraud discovered. Was the suspension lifted? NO!
Orphaned and abandoned children in Nepal are still restricted from entering the United States. Over 6 ½ years have passed and it is well past time for this suspension to be removed.
Help Lift Adoption Suspension!
What’s This About?
- See Letter to the Department of State and list of supporting agencies and organizations.
- Read the Announcement of the State Department’s Notice of the withdrawal of the proposed regulations at
- Harvard Law Scholar – Elizabeth Bartholet’s arguments that unparented children have a human right to international adoptions
- Read Trish Maskew’s 2008 “The Failed Promise” to see why she proposed these new rules to cut down intercountry adoption.
- Read Trish Maskew’s testimony before congress where she says corruption in adoption is the rule, not the exception, therefore it needs to be practically shut down.