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Archive for March, 2008

Searching for Answers

Some of you may have noticed that VVAI has been a little “quiet” lately. A few people commented in the last news post that they wondered why we hadn’t written any opinion pieces in a while. Certainly there are things happening in Vietnam adoptions… There’s the new group, Bring Our Children Home, comprised primarily of […]

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Millville woman’s agonizing wait for adoption ends with happy homecoming By EDWARD VAN EMBDEN Press of Atlantic City “Vietnam is a cautionary tale,” she said. “The parents, effectively, were told they should give up. In the end it might have been a test of wills.” The legal battle has cost Sawyer, a single 25-year-old, nearly […]

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Some observations that our team made was that both the Ha Tay and Bac Giang centers were involved in international adoption. Ha Tay has had children adopted to Italy, France, and the U.S. Bac Giang children were being adopted to the U.S. (though it wasn’t clarified if children were being placed elsewhere). Read more on […]

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Yesterday, Wednesday March 12th, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing titled, “THE UNITED STATES AND VIETNAM:EXAMINING THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP” which was presided by Senator Barbara Boxer. The hearing did not primarily focus on inter-country adoption issues, but the topic was raised. The Department of State’s representative at the hearing, Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary, […]

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