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Hanoi To Home On Thanksgiving:
McClains Return Home After Month Overseas With New Child

The U.S. Embassy never issued a Notice of Intent of Denial for Kate’s visa, which alerts a family their adoption is being investigated. The McClains were told by officials they weren’t being investigated by the consulate.

About 15 families are dealing with the notices of an intent of denial in Vietnam now, said Thomas DiFilipo, president of the Joint Council on International Children’s Services. …

The Department of Intercountry Adoptions in Vietnam notified the U.S. Embassy that adoptions, specifically an orphanage’s referral for the availability of a child’s adoption, were temporarily suspended Nov. 5 in the Phu Tho province.

Two other provinces are under investigation now for questionable adoption practices, DiFilipo said.

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Comment by Brendan O'Donoghue
2007-11-22 07:02:59

Why does Thomas not investigate the Agencies that are involved, they will blame anyone except themselves. When you have an Adoption Agency group like JCICS regulating their own members, what you get is non regulation.

I read with great sadness the Hawaiian International PAP who lost her referral, she was told that the baby had been referred to two couples, she says “we drew the short straw”

I hope this is not the start of Agencies pulling referrals because USCIS are now looking carefully at adoption documentation in relation to orphan status. We will wait and see.

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