Our Agency, Adoption Services, Inc. can help you with a domestic adoption, but we are no longer doing international adoptions due to problems that can occur in any international adoption. We are a fully licensed non-profit adoption agency that helps birth parents and families living in any state in the U.S. and we can also help U.S. citizens living in any foreign country. Since our founding in 1985, we have worked with thousands of birth parents and adopting families from all over the world and our overall satisfaction rating is excellent. We are committed to putting your needs first and to helping you in every way possible. Feel free to contact us or call (toll-free 1(800)943-0400) if you have any questions or if you want our guidance or help. All calls are confidential and there is never any obligation or cost to you for our help.
Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
Adoption from Vietnam to the United States has a long and rather tumultuous history. During its peak, in the late 1990's and early 2000's, Vietnam was one of top 10 sending countries to the US. In 2004-2005, adoptions to the US ceased as a new law was implemented and agreement reached between the two countries. Adoptions resumed in 2006. Currently, adoptions are conducted at the orphanage and province level, with national oversight. Vietnam now has a national licensing approval procedure for individual US adoption agencies. Vietnam is requiring all U.S. adoption agencies desiring to operate in Vietnam to be licensed by the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice’s Department of International Adoptions (DIA).
Most children adopted from Vietnam have been infants, although special needs, older child and toddler adoptions are not uncommon.
VIETNAM EMBASSY IN THE UNITED STATES:
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
1233 20th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 861-2293 or (202) 861-0694
For more information about adoption from this country and about adoption agencies that can assist you, please visit the websites below. Prospective adoptive parents are advised to fully research any of the adoption agencies they plan to use for adoption services.
Adoptions from the Heart
Carolina Adoption Services, Inc.
Children's Home Society & Family Services
Children's House International
Dillon International, Inc.
Families Thru International Adoption, Inc.
Hawaii International Child
Holt International Children's Services
New Beginnings Family and Children's Services, Inc.
Pearl S. Buck International: Welcome House
Vietnamese Orphans Relief Fund
Welcome House Adoption Program of Pearl S. Buck International
The U.S. Department of State: Vietnam Adoption and Adoption Agencies
The U.S. Department of State: Authentications Office
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Foreign travel registration
The Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations of licensed non-profit international adoption agencies. All of the above adoption agencies are listed as members of JCICS.
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This site is intended as a very general guide to assist adopting persons who are considering the adoption of a child from a foreign country. External links should not be construed as an endorsement of the site, the adoption agencies listed, or of the information contained within the sites
Dr Vince Berger
and the staff of Adoption Services
Adoption Services, Inc
28 Central Blvd
Camp Hill, PA 17011