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In their report published earlier this year, the Department of State Office of Children’s Issues published the following statistics about adoptions in Vietnam between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016: Thirteen adoptions were finalized in the first year of the new program. The “Average Days to Completion” of those adoptions was 304 days. The […]

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Voices for Vietnam Adoption Integrity has learned from multiple sources that an agency that has no legal authority to place children from Vietnam has been advertising “Waiting Children” through a secret Facebook group with nearly 100 members. When questioned about these children, the agency representative responded that they were “partnering” with Alliance For Children, the […]

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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 a joint press release received from Holt International and Dillon International by VVAI today; Leaders from the two agencies met this week with Terrence West, Deputy Consular Chief of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, to discuss how the agencies and Department of State can cooperate to help the most vulnerable children. Representative’s from […]

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