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The U.S. State Department published an alert on June 24th stating that : Vietnam’s Central Adoption Authority, the Ministry of Justice, announced that it has authorized U.S. accredited adoption service provider Alliance for Children to facilitate the adoption of Vietnamese children under the Special Adoption Program. It was not made clear why this agency was […]

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In Brief: We believe that Senate bill 2475, “The Children in Families First Act of 2014” is flawed in its design.  Written without the consultation of either adult adoptees or first families, this bill pressures countries to open a pipeline of children for intercountry adoption and does so with funds redirected from current aid projects […]

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On July 10th the Department of State posted this notice: On June 24, 2014, the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam approved a Law on Amendments and Supplements to the Citizenship Law of Vietnam. This law abolishes the requirement for Vietnamese citizen children adopted from Vietnam before July 1, 2009 to register in order […]

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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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