The International Adoption Working Group urges better adoption process

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KATHMANDU: The ad hoc International Adoption Working Group (IAWG) on Wednesday urged the Government of Nepal to act swiftly to strengthen the adoption process.

Issuing a press statement by the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu on behalf of the ad hoc IAWG, it recommended the implementation of all the 1993 Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption regulations, including implementing measures aimed at ensuring authenticity and accuracy of documents, promoting family preservation and, most importantly, safeguarding children’s well-being.

The IAWG is composed of representatives from the diplomatic missions of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. The agency also promised to support the Nepali Government technical assistance on the issue.