According to the The Post I.E., the change in Vietnamese law may allow Irish adoptions to resume. While this has no direct correlation on what happens with U.S. adoptions, the law change to comply with Hague Convention standards could affect the ability for U.S. to be able to process adoptions from Vietnam in the future.
From The Irish Times: A new adoption mediation agency will seek to engage with the governments of Vietnam, Bulgaria, India and Mexico concerning adoption when the Adoption Bill is passed in the coming weeks. The Bill ratifies the Hague Convention on inter-country adoption. The executive director of Arc Adoption, Shane Downer, former chief executive of
From the Irish Times: An independent audit of the Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency has found no evidence of impropriety in its expenditure of fees charged to adoptive parents, the agency said today. This follows the announcement last October by Minister for Children Barry Andrews of an inquiry into the operation of Helping Hands by