Nepal Adoption Notice: Teleconference Invitation

Last Updated: January 27, 2015

Nepal Adoptions Engagement
Thursday, January 29, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of State (State) invite you to participate in a stakeholder engagement session on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss intercountry adoptions in Nepal.

On Aug. 6, 2010, USCIS and State jointly suspended processing new adoption cases from Nepal involving children claimed to have been found abandoned. From November 16-19, 2014 a joint USCIS-State delegation visited Nepal to learn more about the Government of Nepal’s current child welfare system and adoption procedures, and to demonstrate the U.S. government’s support for the Government of Nepal’s efforts to strengthen the child welfare system. During this teleconference, USCIS and State will share the information learned during the delegation’s visit to Nepal and respond to any concerns or questions about our future engagement with Nepal.

To join the session by phone

On the day of the session, please use the information below to join the teleconference. We recommend that you call in 10 to 15 minutes before the start time.

Toll-free call-in number: 1-888-790-3350

Toll number for outside the United States: 1-517-319-9288

Passcode: 5502201

If you have any questions regarding this engagement, please email us at


We look forward to engaging with you!