Adoptions from Vietnam for Americans have been on hold since 2008 when the Memorandum of Understanding between Vietnam and the United States expired. The Government of Vietnam has taken serious measures in reforming its policies and procedures on adoption to meet the requirements of Hague Convention. On November 1, 2011, Vietnam ratified with the Hague Convention, and it went into force in Vietnam starting on February 1, 2012. This is a good sign that adoptions from Vietnam is on the right track to soon become available for American families.
However, no American agencies should accept new applications for Vietnam adoption until they receive authorization from the Government of Vietnam. It may take some time for agencies like Faith to apply for an intercountry adoption license with Vietnam. We look forward to reopening our Vietnam program and start accepting new applications.
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