Ethics

Helping Hands defends its role in Vietnam Adoptions

Sharon O’Driscoll, chief executive of Helping Hands in Ireland, this week defended her agencies use of funds and the process by which monies are distributed in Vietnam. According to the article, Parents who have adopted from Vietnam in recent years paid $11,100 (€7,400) to Helping Hands. Of that, $9,000 was paid as ‘‘humanitarian aid’’ to

US Department of State

Dept. of State Posts New VN Adoption Notice

“Nearly all cases for which an official referral was issued before September 1, 2008, have now been processed to completion.” So says the U.S. Department of State in a new Adoption Notice posted today on the Office of Children’s Issues Vietnam adoption page. The Notice goes on to say that under no circumstances should any