Intercountry Adoption

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Bhutan

Bhutan
Kingdom of Bhutan
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Hague Adoption Convention Country?
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Last Updated: February 1, 2014
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Notice

Effective January 1, 2012, the Government of Bhutan temporarily suspended all intercountry adoptions pending approval of a new adoption law by the King. The adoption bill was drafted to clarify Bhutan’s adoption procedures. The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC), the Bhutanese government agency responsible for overseeing intercountry adoptions, is unable to estimate how long it will take for the adoption bill to be approved, but indicated it is not aware of any pending cases involving the adoption of a Bhutanese child by U.S. citizens. Prospective adoptive parents who believe the suspension affects their adoption of a child from Bhutan may contact the NCWC by email at admin@ncwc.org.btto inquire about the status of their case. The NCWC indicated it will review each case on an individual basis.

Please continue to monitor adoption.state.gov for updated information.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy New Delhi
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110021
India
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+(91) (11) 2419-8000
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