Adopting a child is not a small thing. It is a serious responsibility. Taking care of that child, loving them, giving them a future, giving them a family, giving them their identity, and finally giving them something to look forward to. To provide them with all these facilities you need to officially claim the child and make them your own. Well, making someone else’s child yours is definitely not an easy job.

So adopting a baby can be very difficult and time-consuming. But, it is certainly worth having someone in your arms. In terms of law, there have been some shifts since the 1963 legislation. Currently, as per section 169 of the civil code, 2017 adoption is defined as a situation in which a person or a family accepts a son or daughter of another person as their own. Here are some steps you need to follow in order to adopt a baby from Nepal.

 

Procedure for adoption

  1. In fulfillment of legal requirements, a person, a family or a couple who are willing to adopt a child should make a petition to the concerned court, along with a duly executed deed of adoption.
  2. After receiving the application, the concerned court will decide whether or not to grant permission to the petitioner for adoption. If convinced by the court, issue an order granting permission for adoption and authenticate such a deed.

 

Conditions for adoption

  1. A married couple to whom no child has been born up to 10 years or 10 years above of marriage.
  2. An unmarried woman, a divorced woman, a widow, or a judicially separated woman having no son or daughter. However, the women must be above 45 years old.
  3. An unmarried man, a widower, a divorcee man, or a judicially separated man having no son or daughter. However, the man must be above 45 years old.

 

Conditions when someone is not allowed to adopt a baby

  1. The one who has an unsound mind.
  2. One who is convicted of criminal by the court.
  3. One who is not stable enough to afford a child’s health care, education, maintenance, sports facilities, and general care.

 

Documents required for adopting a baby in Nepal

  1. Detail CV of the adopting father/ mother
  2. Detailed and valid health report of the adopting father/mother.
  3. Birth certificate of adopting father and mother
  4. Consent letter from the related country.
  5. Guarantee letter of the related embassy.
  6. Letter of income source of adopting father/mother
  7. No criminal letter of adopting father/mother
  8. Copy of passport of adopting father and mother.
  9. 8/8 copy of photographs of adopting father/mother.

 

Responsibilities of adoptive person

  1. To make proper arrangements for the maintenance, healthcare, sports, education, and entertainment of the adoptive son or daughter as if they were his/her biological son/daughter
  2. To protect the rights and interests of the adopted son or daughter.
  3. To exercise the authority as referred to in the chapter relating to parental authority.

 

Responsibility of adopted person (son/daughter)

  1. To make proper arrangements for the maintenance, healthcare, sports, education, and entertainment of the adoptive son or daughter as if they were his/her biological father/mother
  2. To protect. Look after or take care of the property of the adoptive person.
  3. To protect the rights and interests of the adoptive person.

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