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Archive for December, 2007

Hoping in Hanoi: Queens couple’s adoption stalled in Vietnam BY NOAH ROSENBERG Tam Ky’s watchman failed to make a note of the occurrence in his logbook. Because of this oversight, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) have been questioning how Oliver arrived at the orphanage. The logbook entry would have qualified Oliver for […]

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During Assistant Secretary Harty’s recent trip to Vietnam, she gave an interview to the Vietnamese press. The text of this interview is posted on the embassy website. The following is an excerpt from her responses to questions about adoptions: The agreement that we reached in 2005 is up for renewal, so I am here to […]

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U.S. Ratifies the Hague

U.S. Joins Overseas Adoption Overhaul Plan The United States, the world leader in international adoptions, will join more than 70 nations committed to standardizing policies, procedures and safeguards to reduce corruption in the largely unregulated adoption marketplace. When the United States ratifies the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption tomorrow in the Netherlands, it will establish […]

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JCICS posted a summary of the November 28th summit on their website today. According to the summary: Participants included representatives from 32 adoption service providers as well as child advocacy groups like Ethica, Inc., Equality for Adopted Children, and Deanna Carlson Stacy of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Representatives from the U .S. Department […]

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