Ethics

Vietnam names lead negotiator

Today it was reported on the JCICS website that Vietnam has named a lead negotiator.    While this step is fundamental to establishing a new MOU, it is the first of many steps.  We remain hopeful that new negotiations between the two countries can produce an enforcable MOU that is commited to protecting children and their

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New DoS statement

The Department of State has issued their statement regarding the passing September 1st expiration of the bilateral adoption agreement this week.  It says, in part: The Vietnamese Department of International Adoptions (DIA) has confirmed that the DIA continued to issue referrals to prospective adoptive parents until September 1, 2008, the date the United States –

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AP Reports on End of Agreement

US-Vietnam adoption pact ends, hundreds in limbo Ben Stocking in Bangkok contributed to this report. A U.S.-Vietnam adoption agreement expired Monday with the two sides unable to resolve disagreements over fraud and corruption, disappointing hundreds of prospective parents who will have to seek children elsewhere. The two countries said they will continue trying to iron