Ethica posted their response to the DOS Statement on their website, to read it in full, click here. In part, the statement reads: Ethica commends the Department for its openness about the process and the possibility of delays. We urge families who have not yet begun the process to seriously consider options in other countries.
The State Department today posted their anticipated statement on adoptions from Vietnam. Emphasizing their commitment to “continuing intercountry adoptions from Vietnam if possible” the statement warns, In view of the processing time required in Vietnam from placement to the Giving and Receiving Ceremony, an adoption process begun now cannot be completed before the current Agreement expires.
Word is trickling out about the meeting at the Hanoi Embassy this past Thursday. Some agencies are sharing a summary of the meeting with their clients and Tad at Adoption Buzz has a good comprehensive summary posted. If you have any information from your agency, please feel free to share in our comments section. (Also
Many of us have questions about the new I600 process – what it involves and the way applications are being processed. Some of these questions are actually answered on the US Pre-approval of Adoption page on the recently renovated Embassy website. While we are all capable of going to the site and reading the information, sometimes