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Vietnam Adoption Agency Program:
Dillon International

Vietnam Adoption Program Description: Families will make 1 trip to Vietnam to receive their child approximately 3-6 months after accepting a referral. Families will travel in small groups or individually and be accompanied by a bi-lingual Dillon staff person throughout their trip who will assist families in completing their child s adoption. Families should plan on a 2-3 week stay in Vietnam. Sightseeing & shopping will be included during the trip.

Humanitarian Work in Vietnam: Dillon International began working in southern Vietnam in 1999 providing various improvements to the living conditions of an identified orphanage. Since then, the agency has expanded its humanitarian relief efforts to a total of 5 provinces in southern Vietnam. Besides orphanage support for over 800 children in these provinces, Dillon is providing the funding for pediatric heart surgeries; education scholarships for impoverished children to remain in school and learn a trade; and supplying food, clothing, medicine, and seed money for business start-ups to impoverished families in several local communities who are struggling to survive. Dillon has also created a home for street children with no family to provide for them whereby they can receive a hot meal and safe shelter.

Requirements: Married couples and single women living alone, who are between the ages of 25-55. Couples must be married a minimum of 2 years / 3-year minimum for second-time marriages. Both spouses must be between the ages of 25-44 in order to adopt an infant. If either spouse is between 45-49 years old, then the couple must be open to accepting a child between 1-3 years of age. Single applicants must reside in AR, KS, MO, OK, TX, or southern CA, unless they have adopted from Dillon before. Single applicants between the ages of 25-44 may adopt an infant with single applicants between 45-49 eligible to adopt a child between 1-3 years old. All applicants aged 50-55 must be open to a child at least 3 years old or older. Infants, toddlers and older children are all available for adoption along with some children with special needs. Families may state their gender preference in the child they would like to adopt, however, Dillon can make no guarantee that a family will receive their preference since more boys are received for referral than girls for placement. Families wanting to adopt a girl will wait much longer for a referral than families who are open to adopting a boy. Please call Dillon's Vietnam Program Director for more information.

Estimated Cost: Agency fees: $8,150 / International program fee: $9,500 / Estimated travel expenses: $4,650 - $5,680. These fees do not include home study & post-placement fees, USCIS fees, or dossier authentication fees.

Date Agency Started: 1972
Licensing State(s): Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and California. Additional locations in Texas and Indiana.
Licensed by Vietnam: Yes 2006
Date Started in VN: 1999
Vietnam Provinces: Lam Dong, Ninh Thuan, Vinh Long, An Giang, and Can Tho City
501(c)(3) Non Profit: Since1980
Memberships: JCICS, NACSW, NACAC, and Children's Charities of America

Adoption Agency: Dillon International, Inc.
Address: 3227 East 31st Street, Suite 200, Tulsa, OK 74105
Phone: (918) 749-4600
FAX: ((18) 749-7144

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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