Inter-country Adoption Management Development Board (ICAB) is under the Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare Government of Nepal. ICAB is designated as the central authority to deal with inter-country adoption.

In 2010, Inter-country Adoption Management Development Board been established to make Nepal's Inter-country Adoption system more ethical and transparent. It is working as a Central Authority for inter country adoption. A high level board was established with the representation of pediatrician and representatives from child right activist in the board.

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A foreign organization or agency enlisted in MOWCSW for the purpose of inter-country adoption is as follows:

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Children home ("Orphanage") means an organization which, having been registered pursuant to prevailing law, provides protection to orphan children by caring and maintaining them.

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  • Adoption was suspended for three months (25th April to 25th July 2015) from the date of devastated earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015.

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