I've been putting off writing this post because I've been struggling to verbalize my thoughts on this topic... On Friday afternoon, USCIS posted a statement concerning all Vietnam adoptions. You can read the article here, if you haven't already done so. The bottom line is that as of Sept. 1, Vietnam will be closed for adoptions to families in the United States. They also posted this statement, which gives first-hand accounts of the wide-spread corruption they have been finding across the country of Vietnam. Rumors alluding to both the shutdown and the corruption have been flying for months, but to see it in writing, from the government, is the real deal.
There are so many people caught in this mess... the children who will remain in the orphanages, the couples that have already battled infertility and now have another battle ahead of them, the families that have completed their adoption and will now be questioning their child's history, the families that have been waiting for years and now have no other options.
All of the families and children stuck in this heartbreaking situation are in my thoughts and prayers.
Monday, April 28, 2008
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Oh what heartbreaking news Amanda! I had a sense that was coming because we have been reading such horror stories here in Virginia about the problems people have been encountering with adoptions in Vietnam. Our hearts and prayers are with those families involved (including you all). Love, Carol
I read about this on Lucys blog and I immediately thought of you guys. I already felt that we were very blessed to have Poppy in our lives, and I feel even more blessed now. I am so glad you guys went throught the motions to get her now, and not wait. My heart is heavy for all of those couples who have a long road of trouble ahead. And what does this mean for your adoption on hold in VN?
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