Orphan and Family Database – Nepal

12 08 2010

Joint Council Orphan and Family Database for Nepal

Joint Council’s Orphan and Family Database for Nepal is currently open to those families who have received the referral of Nepalese child.  All U.S. citizens who has been referred a child from Nepal are encouraged to advocate for the completion of an ethical and legal adoption via their participation in this initiative.   Families can participate by entering their adoption information into the database and staying informed by the Joint Council newsletter, blog and Facebook.  The database will allow Joint Council to advocate with the U.S. and Nepalese governments, as appropriate, for the adoptions currently in process.

Participation by all families with referrals is needed and appreciated.  Our goal with this initiative, as will all of our efforts, is to help to bring the children of Nepal closer to a safe, permanent and loving family through a legal, ethical and timely process. Joint Council has created similar databases during recent crises in Nepal, Guatemala, Haiti, and Kyrgyzstan. Having the information of children and families involved is critically important to the efficacy of our advocacy efforts.

The database can be accessed by clicking here.

Joint Council is a non-profit advocacy organization, which depends on the generosity of our donors.  Initiatives such as the Orphan and Family Database for Nepal are only possible through the financial support of our community. If you are interested in assisting in Joint Council’s advocacy efforts throughout the world, including Nepal, please go to https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/JointCouncilonInternational/OnlineDonation.html


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5 responses

12 08 2010
Ashley

I appreciate your help, but is there any one to speak for those of us without referrals?

13 08 2010
Michelle

Will you be letting those families who have referrals know how many of us are stuck in the “pipeline”? I feel we really need to act fast because the Embassy is predicting all files will be escalated to New Delhi for “review”/denial which means long delays and possible denial of many files. I can’t believe the standard for review is changing to a guilty until proven innocent vs. innocent until proven guilty burden. If we can’t bring our children home, these children will in essence by “abandoned” twice. Abandoned initially and now after many months and years in the orphanage, they are being abandoned again because they aren’t allowed to come home to their forever families. If no one has looked for them for months and years, they are destined to life in an orphanage, please help us bring all of them home to a loving, safe and nurturing life that they deserve. Thank you for your advocacy!

13 08 2010
Jennifer B

I would like to know that as well. We were next in line in our agency to get a referral. We are so close and feel that Nepal desperately wants this to work for the children. The primary goal is to get these children in families! After 1-2 years the children should definitely be considered adpotable.

Looking forward to JCICS response to USDOS and other government offices to get this process moving in to get these children home.

Thanks!

17 08 2010
Lisa

Yes please let those of us with submitted dossiers, but no referral know what we can do to help.
thanks!

13 12 2010
Chandra Reddy

Our dossier was submitted end before the Aug-6 announcement. Please let us know how we can help.

Thanks

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