Child rights and adoption seminar held in Vietnam

On January 14th and 15th, Vietnamese and foreign officials met in Da Nang to discuss child rights issues and adoption. The workshop was sponsored by Vietnam’s Ministry of Justice. VietnamPlus reported: According to the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam has about 1.47 million disadvantaged children, including 85,000 orphans, 1.3 million disabled,

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Ireland officially suspends adoptions from Vietnam

Though the bilateral agreement on adoption between Ireland and Vietnam expired on May 1, 2009, Irish officials had reported that a new agreement between the two countries was being negotiated. However, Irish Minister of State for Children Barry Andrews announced this week that Ireland has decided to suspend adoptions from Vietnam until both Vietnam and Ireland


Vietnam Adoptions: One agency’s perspective and future outlook.

In August 2009, Pearl S. Buck International’s Program director for Nepal, Philippines, SWAN, Post-Permanency, and Independent programs, as well as Vietnam Coordinator while that program was open, traveled to Vietnam.  VVAI had the chance to interview Ms. Carter-Tryon and ask her about her impressions, the work PSBI does and PSBI’s outlook for any future adoptions