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Vietnam Adoption Agency Program:
Children's Home Society and Family Services (CHSFS)

Vietnam Adoption Program Description: CHSFS works with children's home centers in the provinces of Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Binh Thuan and Phu Tho.

This program is primarily an infant and toddler program; children are expected to range from 4 to 36 months at referral. Children will be no younger than 4 months at referral, and families wishing to adopt an infant must be open to 12 months at referral. We anticipate that families requesting infants will likely be referred children 8-10 months old.

Referral time is currently 12-14 months from the time the family s dossier is sent to Vietnam. Families should expect to travel to receive their child 4-5 months after they have accepted their referral. At least 1 parent must travel on this 2-3 week trip. Parents will receive their child within the first few days in country. Throughout the in-country trip, families are accompanied by CHSFS s in country staff members who assist with everything from the adoption paperwork to exploring the country and culture.

Humanitarian Work in Vietnam: Projects include construction of 2 new Children's Home Centers; support to flood victims (including 3 tons of rice and medicine), and social worker training. 14,000 children in Vietnam benefit from humanitarian aid. Children's projects include: 4 years of children's summer camps for 280 sponsored children, installation of 3 playgrounds in Binh Thuan, Vinh Long and Ben Tre, children's drawing contest three years and award granting for 3 provinces with 6,217 children participating. We have also helped provide job training for 68 families.

Requirements: Married couples and single women age 50 and younger may adopt infants. Parents wishing to adopt an infant must be open to 12 months at the time of referral. Parents may specify gender. Vietnam does not allow the adoption of a child by a gay or lesbian person.

Estimated Cost: $10,500 + travel, local Agency fees, and USCIS and documents.

Date Agency Started: 1989
Licensing State(s): MN, WI and IA
Licensed by Vietnam: Yes 2006
Date Started in VN: 1989
Vietnam Provinces: Binh Thuan, Vinh Long, Ben Tre and Phu Tho
501(c)(3) Non Profit: Since 1889
Memberships: JCICS, NCFA, COA, CWLA, USAID,. Alliance for Children

Adoption Agency: Children's Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS)
A ddress: 1605 Eustis Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
Phone: 1-800-952-9302
Website: www.childrenshomeadopt.org
E-Mail: Vietnam@chsfs.org


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