From the Vietnamese Press, clarification on the deadline dates and also a glimmer of hope for the future of adoptions from Vietnam… Head of the Ministry’s Department for International Child Adoption Vu Duc Long added that Vietnam will stop taking new adoption applications from the US from July 1. According to the official, the decision
This is reposted with permission from Linh Song of Ethica. As a personal note from the editor, I hope we will take her words to heart. We all want to react and Do Something but let’s be careful that our actions do not have unintended consequences. > “TRY! Make some calls. Contact your resources. NOW.”
Vietnam will cancel baby-adoption agreement with U.S. Vietnam will end a baby-adoption agreement with the United States after being accused of allowing corruption and baby-selling, government officials said Monday. The agreement was being considered for renewal but the two sides remained far apart over revisions, said Vu Duc Long, director of Vietnam’s International Adoption Agency.
Today the US Embassy, Hanoi released a summary of irregularities in adoptions in Vietnam that is the longest and most thorough, to date. Likewise they have also released a Warning Concerning Adoptions in Vietnam which states, in part (emphasis mine): On April 25, the Government of Vietnam announced that it will allow adoption to be