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Vietnam Adoption Agency Program:
Children's Hope International (CHI)

Vietnam Adoption Program Description: As one of the first ten agencies to receive a new license from Vietnam, Children's Hope had families returning home with their babies in spring 2006. Children's Hope is currently working with five orphanages in three southern provinces for families interested in adopting from Vietnam.

Currently Children's Hope is working in 3 provinces: HCMC (Saigon), Kien Giang and Vinh Long. Children's Hope has bi-lingual representatives that meet you at the airport and accompany you to all appointments including CIS interview and American Consulate appointment. A trip to Mekong Delta is included in your adoption fees (Additional touring available for additional fees). The total adoption trip is two to three weeks long.

Parents are required to take eight hours of adoption education training. In States where CHI is licensed, training is provided for families. Training is also available on line for Children's Hope families.

Humanitarian Work in VN: Children's Hope maintained their humanitarian aid work in Vietnam during the three year adoption moratorium. In 2003 and 20 at the airport and will be with you the entire two-to-three week adoption trip. In 2004 Children's Hope spent about $100,000 in aid and for 2005 almost $124,000. Some of our projects include; formula for infants and meals for older children, HIV medication, physical therapy equipment for orphans, salaries for physical therapists, lunches for handicapped students, remodeling of infant room, purchasing cribs and beds for orphans, cloth diapers for poor orphanages, air conditioners for infant rooms and flood donations to hart hit areas. For the latest on our humanitarian aid efforts visit our foundation web site at

Requirements: Parents ages 25-50 can adopt an infant. Over 50 must be open to adopt a child over 1-year-old. Single Women accepted. Persons previously divorced accepted. Both boys and girls available but the process is longer for families adopting a girl. There are healthy children as well as special needs children available.

Estimated Cost: Agency fee $4190, International program fee $11,467-$11,667, Estimated travel cost: $4950 *This does not include CIS fees, Home study fees or authentication fees of dossier.

Date Agency Started: 1992 (over 5000 adoptions from seven countries)
Licensing State(s): MO, IL, KS, NY, WA, TN, OR with branch locations also in AZ, FL, CA, TX, OH AND NH
Licensed by Vietnam: Yes 2006
Date Started in Vietnam: January 1999
Vietnam Provinces: HCMC, Kien Giang and Vinh Long
501 (c)(3) Non Profit: Since March 19, 1999
Memberships: COA accredited

Adoption Agency: Children's Hope International (CHI)
Address: 11780 Borman Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 888-899-2349

Information on this page is provided by the agency. By responding to questions for our parent support site, these agencies indicate their support for openess in Vietnam adoptions. We are not an agency nor does this listing represent our endorsement. I have spent many hours putting together this free resource to facilitate more open information on adopting from Vietnam and help parents make an informed adoption decision. I hope you find it useful! Please take the time to carefully research your adoption agency selection.

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