Nepal Adoption Program -PROGRAM ON HOLD!

DeColores Adoptions International is accredited by the Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare to facilitate adoptions from Nepal. 

Nepal is small country that is located between India and China.  Nepal is a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic and multi religious country. For a relatively small country, Nepal has a diverse landscape, ranging from the humid Terai plains in the south to the mountainous Himalayas in the north, which makes it a major tourist destination.

Nepal is knowns for the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (29,035 ft) which is located on the border with Tibet.  Seven other of the world's ten highest mountains are located in Nepal. 

In May of 2008, Nepal legally abolished the monarchy and declared the country a repulic, ending 239 years of royal rule in the Himalayan nation.  In August of 2008, the first Prime Minister was elected to lead the country's transition from a monarchy to a republic.

Highlights and Requirements

Families must be at least 30 years older than the child being adopted but no older than 45 years difference between parent and child.

Couples must be married a minimum of 4 years.

Single women applicants must be 35 year of age or older.

Families who have one child in the home may only adopt a child of the other gender. The child that is adopted must be younger than other children in the home. If there are no children in the home, it is possible to adopt a boy and a girl at the same time with two separate files in the country. Families who have children of both genders are ineligible to adopt from Nepal at this time.


Sibling groups are sometimes available.

Adoptive parents only travel one time to Nepal.

Immunizations are not required for Nepali travel, but please check with your personal physician.

Nepal has a detailed list of document requirements and specific home study requirements.

Re-adoption after arriving in the U.S. is strongly encouraged or may be required according to the visa that the U.S. Embassy in Nepal grants the adopted children.

Children can be as young as 3 months old at time of referral, but are typically 10 months or older.

Children are matched by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare.

Referrals ussually come about 4-10 months after submitting the dossier.

Post adoptive reports will be done by a social worker at 6 months, and 1 year. After the first two are completed you will be required to submit personal reports to Decolores Adoptions International every 6 months until the child is 16. These reports will then be sent to the Nepali ministry as required by Nepali law.

Program guidelines and restrictions are subject to change without notice

If you are interested in learning more about our aboption process, please contact us for more details.  

Find Out Your Options

Please call or email us to find out how we can help you become proud parents of a beautiful baby:

Phone: 1-877-436-4530 and 1-337-855-7398
Fax: 337-217-1280