Welcome to the Adopt Vietnam
About the Adopt Vietnam Guide to Adoption and our contact information.
Adopt Vietnam is the premier website for Vietnam adoption, with over 200 articles on Vietnam travel, Vietnamese culture, and adoption from Vietnam. This site is an important part of our parent support and advocacy for Vietnam adoption, along with the Chao Ban Vietnam Adoption newsletter and the national organization of the Families with Children from Vietnam.
It may be hard to believe now, but years ago when we adopted our daughter from Vietnam, we were able to find very little information on either Vietnam or the adoption process. In hopes of learning more, we started the Adoptive Parents of Vietnam discussion forum in 1996. Soon after, we created this Adopt Vietnam site to provide a permanent information source for parents adopting from Vietnam. It still serves as the information site for FCV, APV and the Vietnam adoption community.
Articles are based on upon our personal experiences and on contributions from helpful members of the phenomenal Vietnam adoption community, experts, doctors, educators and other generous people.
This site is our gift to the Vietnam Adoption Community. It is our personal family website. We are strong advocates of parent support. We are not affiliated with a specific agency, facilitator, or institution. Nor do we provide adoption services. Limited financial revenue from ads and Amazon cover a portion of the costs for our free parent advocacy sites.
We hope you find this site a useful guide to your own adoption from Vietnam. It is a gift from our family to yours.
Allison & Rick Martin (and Lyanna!)