Hague|In The News|US Department of State

Dept. of State Says Limited VN Program To Resume “Soon”

The Office of Children’s Issues posted an announcement on their website that a new limited program may resume “soon.” Intercountry adoptions from Vietnam to the United States, through a special adoption program for children with special needs, children aged five and older, and children in biological sibling groups (Special Adoption Program) may commence three weeks

Hague|US Embassy in Hanoi

Press Release: Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs Visits Vietnam

From the Embassy of the United States, Hanoi: HANOI, November 5, 2012 – Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs visited Vietnam October 30 – 31 as part of a larger trip to the region to discuss child protection systems and inter-country adoptions with officials from several countries.   Intercountry adoption between the United

Ethics|Hague|In The News

Darn Those Safeguards!

There were a number of articles this weekend about the pending Irish-Vietnamese agreement, which apparently is/was signed Monday, all saying pretty much the same thing. This is good news, especially for Irish families who have been waiting years to adopt. But at the end of one article, we find this word of caution: However, those

Hague|In The News

Irish To Resume Adoptions From Vietnam By The End Of The Year

Vietnam adoption deal brings relief to Irish couples The Herald can reveal that Irish couples will finally be able to adopt Vietnamese children by the end of the year follow discussions led by Childrens’ Minister Frances Fitzgerald. The minister confirmed to the Herald that an agreement will be signed with the Vietnamese Justice Minister, Ha