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Federal Government Guidance for Vietnam Adoptions: Procedures and Advisories

Annotated list of government resources providing U.S. requirements, overviews, advisories and contact information for the International Adoption Process and the Vietnam Adoption Process.

International Adoption Process

Internation Adoption
Overview of international adoption process from the Department of State.

How Do I Apply to Bring a Foreign-Born Orphan to the United States?
Overview of the international adoption process, including guidance on procedures for bringing your child back into the United States, from the USCIS.

Office of Children's Issues, US State Department
The Office of Children's Issues is responsible for coordinating policies and providing information about Intercountry adoption and International parental child abduction. See also Intercountry adoptions assistance from OCI, State Department.

Vietnam Adoption Process

US Department of State: International Adoption Vietnam
Detailed description of Vietnam adoption procedures, including requirements, process, warnings and resources from the US State Department.

USCIS Office for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Very helpful! Contact and procedural information for Vietnam adoptions and immigration at the Ho Chi Minh City Sub-Office of the Bangkok District of the USCIS.

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Useful adoption procedure information from the US Consulate General HCMC, Vietnam, including explanation of the visa interview, medical check, and more.

U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Adopted Children Immigrant Visa Unit
Contact information for adoptions at Embassy in Hanoi plus links to a number of important Vietnamese decrees on international adoption.

Dossier Requirements/Instructions
The Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco provides instructions to prepare papers for adoption in Vietnam.

USCIS Recommendations for Ethical Adoption from Vietnam
Detailed guidance for prospective adoptive parents who wish to ensure a successful and ethical adoption.

Adoption Agencies Licensed in Vietnam
Official list of the United States adoption agencies licensed by Vietnam to facilitate adoptions, with the Vietnamese provinces for which they are licensed, maintained by the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi.

Urgent Informaton Concerning Adoptions in Vietnam
Notice from The INS and the American Consulate General Vietnam on adoption problems proceeding shut down, parts at lease are still applicable.


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