In September 2016, the U.S. Department of State proposed new rules regulating international adoptions. The rules, if implemented, would drastically impact hopeful parents’ ability to pursue intercountry adoptions.
The adoption community responded with a petition to withdraw the proposed rules, which gained more than 27,000 signatures. In addition, 88 adoption service providers signed an open letter to the Department of State urging them to withdraw the proposed regulations.
The State Department announced on April 4, 2017 that the regulations had been withdrawn.
Now, SaveAdoptions.org is continuing to advocate for easier intercountry adoptions by highlighting the blanket suspension of adoptions from Nepal, which has been in effect for more than six years.
Adoption supporters are invited to sign the plea to lift the Nepal adoption suspension at SaveAdoptions.org.