In The News

Pregnant Vietnamese “surrogates” allowed to go home, Police hunt for Taiwanese suspect in surrogacy gang

From the Bangkok Post: Thailand repatriated five pregnant Vietnamese women and five babies yesterday after freeing them from a Taiwanese gang which forced them to be surrogate mothers to Taiwanese customers. The five are among 15 Vietnamese women liberated during a police raid on Taiwanese-run Baby 101 Co in the Thararom housing estate on Ramkhamhaeng

In The News

Rubio blocks Obama’s nominee for Vietnamese ambassador over concerns for “pipeline” adoptive families

From the Washington Times: Freshman senator, Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, has blocked President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Vietnam.   Rubio’s hold on the nomination of David Shear, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, who since 2009 has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Hague|In The News

16 “Pipeline” families caught in dispute

From the Dayton Daily News: In the fall of 2009, Angela Manuszak first met the little boy she hoped to call her own at a prison-turned-orphanage in rural, southern Vietnam. “That’s your mommy,” his caregiver told 2-year-old Thomas, commanding him to sit on Angela’s lap. By the end of the visit, Thomas was ready to

Ethics|Hague|In The News

Ireland: Adoptions from Vietnam may be resumed

From The Post I.E.: It is widely expected that Irish officials will be given the go-ahead to proceed with negotiations after Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald received a positive report on the progress made on adoption and child protection processes after the recent return of an Irish delegation that travelled to the country to ‘‘assess