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  According to an AP news report from late last week, Office of Children’s Issues Special Ambassador Susan Jacobs expects “some adoptions from Vietnam – mostly involving children with special needs…to resume soon.  She said a Vietnamese delegation was due in the U.S. next month to interview U.S. adoption agencies with the aim of selecting […]

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From the moment we decided to adopt, I have been reading books about adopting (from the view of the adoptive parent) and going to yahoo groups to talk with other adoptive parents, and writing blogs to other adoptive parents. All of that was very good. Because I am adoptive parent and it helps to talk […]

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A Plea

What do you want me to say?  You who are waiting, waiting, waiting, for a child, your heart so frustrated and tender that the slightest bit of negativity sends you into a tailspin.  I know that feeling.  I lived that feeling.  Twice.  It is hard and so very painful.  Sometimes it feels like you can’t […]

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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 […]

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