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Archive for August, 2008

The End of an Era

On the eve of the September 1st expiration date of the current Memorandum of Understanding, a sort of sad silence has fallen over the Vietnam adoptive community. Agencies are saying little to nothing. Both governments are mum. Advocacy groups are waiting. Without speaking at all, the anxiousness is palpable. You can hear a pin drop […]

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Last week Vietnamese officials met to review the three years of US-VN adoptions under the Agreement which is to expire on September 1st. The Vietnamese press published three articles on this meeting online, including an interview with the Head of the Ministry of Justice’s International Adoption Agency, Vu Duc Long. The first article, “Tougher adoption […]

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Another Statement from DoS

The U.S. department of state website announced today that Vietnam has confirmed arrests.  While Vietnamese media has reported as many as 24 arrests in as many as 6 provinces, officials have yet to confirm those details.  Officials have, however, confirmed that these cases involved adoption of Vietnamese children by foreign nationals, and also involved completed […]

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Today the United States Department of State issued a warning on their website concerning the reliability of documentation of children born at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.  According to the DOS statement: In light of these discoveries, the Department of State and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recommend that U.S. adoption service […]

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