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Archive for September, 2007

The following is written by Tracy X, an adoptive mom who prefers to remain semi-anonymous: My child, who was adopted in from an orphanage near Hanoi, Vietnam, tested negative for the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) at 3 months of age when the adoption physical was completed. Less than six months later it was discovered, during […]

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This just in from Rebecca at Viet Nam Adoption Blog According to the Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS,) an official adoption related fee schedule is to be released this month. On the JCICS website the notice, dated September 5th states: “During his visit to Washington, D.C. in July, Department of Intercountry Adoptions Director […]

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Adoption of Vietnamese Babies on the Rise Americans adopted 312 Vietnamese babies in the last six months of 2006. In the first half of 2007, that rose to 418. U.S. Embassy officials predict it will grow to 1,000 by year’s end. Vietnam, too, had problems with trafficking for adoption in the late 1990s. The director […]

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the dark side

Recently I have noticed there are some concerns within the Vietnam adoption world regarding negativity. Mainly, I think, this negativity is being felt on blogs and on discussion groups.  I can’t say I disagree. There have been a lot of discussions lately about ethics, quick referrals, the stability of the Vietnam program and the overwhelming requests for a HBG AYAP. […]

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