Ethics|In The News

Former nurse on trial for baby trafficking in Vietnam

From Thanh Nien News: The Hanoi People’s Court Tuesday opened the trial of a former nurse at the Vietnam National Ob-gyn Hospital who used her position to run a baby trafficking ring. Nguyen Thi Kim Chi told the court that she had noticed many women having unexpected and unwanted pregnancies while sterile couples pined for


Adoption Corruption: Who is the Big Bad Wolf

Many friends and loved ones are anxiously awaiting the return of the Vietnam adoption program. I admit that I, too, sometimes let myself dream of adding to our family one more time. While I’m not in an ideal place to grow my family immediately, I know many others including members of our VVAI team have

Ethics|In The News

From USCIS: Unable to Resume Processing Adoptions From Vietnam

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services posted this notice last week:  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it cannot approve a Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, filed on behalf of a child to be adopted from Vietnam. The Department of State (DOS) has determined that Vietnam has

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Vietnam Adoption Notice – U.S. Department of State to delay resuming adoptions in Vietnam

From the US Department of State: Vietnam February 2012 Notice: U.S. Department of State to delay resuming adoptions in Vietnam The United States has determined that it will not resume intercountry adoptions in Vietnam on February 1, 2012, when the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption will enter