In a media note released January 7, the State Department announced that Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, Susan Jacobs, will be traveling to Vietnam, Cambodia and China this week. While in the region, Special Advisor Jacobs will meet with government officials and non-governmental organizations to discuss the Hague Adoption Convention and strengthening child protection systems.
Earlier today we received the following statement from a State Department Official in response to our inquiry about the recent story of a family in Vietnam seeking their daughter whom they say was trafficked for international adoption in 2007: The Department of State takes very seriously the welfare of all children. We are committed to
****Several days ago, VVAI became aware of an article in the Vietnamese press about a Vietnamese family actively seeking their daughter who was adopted at age 6 in 2007 from Tam Ky Child Protection Center in Quang Nam Province. According to the article, the child was awarded the opportunity to stay at the child protection