Notice from the U.S. Department of State on status of Vietnam Adoptions:

February 1, 2012

The United States has determined that it will not resume intercountry adoptions in Vietnam on February 1, 2012, when the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption will enter into force there.

Despite Vietnam’s [...]

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We receive many inquiries from families on status of the Vietnam adoption and time frame for the re-opening. From the lastest news that we received, Vietnam sent its letter of ratification to Hague Administrative on November 1, 2011, and the Convention will enter into force for Vietnam on February 1, 2012. [...]

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On March 21, 2011, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung signed Decree 19/2011/ND-CP, which sets forth the regulations and guidelines for implementation of relevant Articles in the new Vietnam Adoption Law concerning domestic and intercountry adoptions in Vietnam. The Decree will take effect on May 8, 2011.

The government of Vietnam has taken serious measures [...]

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Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs was in Vietnam from March 21 – 26 of 2010 to meet with the government officials and discuss the progress of Vietnam on implementing the policies of Hague Convention.

According to her updates from the ChildrensIssues Twitter:

Mar 21: I’m in Vietnam. So [...]

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