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Vietnam Adoption Agency Program:
Pearl S. Buck

Vietnam Adoption Program Description: Welcome House® Adoption Program of Pearl S. Buck International provides home study, post placement and extensive pre-and post adoption support and services. Families in our service area participate in 8 hours of pre-adoption training at our home office in Bucks County, PA, educational workshops for adoptive parents, cultural events and social gatherings. In addition, Welcome House® provides post adoption services through the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption Network. Families outside our service area receive monthly updates via our Welcome News newsletter and regular phone and e-mail contact with their assigned Adoption Coordinator.
Pearl S. Buck International's Vietnam office manages our adoption program. We are licensed to provide adoption services in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi Province. Families will be escorted and supported during their visit to Vietnam by the staff of our Vietnam Office.

Humanitarian Work in Vietnam: Pearl S. Buck International (PSBI) has a long history of assisting disadvantaged Vietnamese children. We originally began operations in Vietnam in 1971 and quickly established programming to assist children who were fathered by U.S. servicemen. After helping over a thousand children through direct assistance programs and adoption services, including "Operation Babylift", PSBI was forced to close our programs in 1975 when the new government essentially closed the country to foreign assistance organizations.

In 1989, PSBI was able to resume our work in Vietnam. Since 1989, we have provided direct assistance to bi-racial children and their families, provided assistance for children living in orphanages, provided adoption services and implemented a large scale program to assist children with hearing impairments and other disabilities through USAID funding.

We are currently in need of sponsors for older children living in orphanages in Hay Tay, Hanoi and Ha Nam provinces. Sponsoring a child is great way for adoptive families to learn more about Vietnamese culture, while making a difference in the life of a child.

Requirements: Applicants age 25-49 years are eligible for an infant; age 50 and older are eligible for a child 3+ years of age. Single women may adopt. Accepted from anywhere in the U.S. No limitations on family size.

Estimated Cost: $22,300 - includes all fees and estimated expenses. A complete breakdown of fees and expenses can be found on our website -

Date Agency Started: 1949
Licensing State(s): PA, NJ, DE & VA
Date Started in Vietnam: 1971-1975, 1989 - Present
Vietnam Provinces: Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City
501(c)(3) Non Profit: Since August 28, 1964
Memberships: JCICS, NACAC & PA Statewide Adoption Network

Adoption Agency: Pearl S. Buck International
Addresses: 520 Dublin Road Perkasie, PA 18944
Phone: 1-800-220-BUCK or 215-249-0100

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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