December 28, 2010

Vietnam adopts Hague Convention!!!

Yahooo!  It has been a long time coming but here is the news!

VN adopts Hague Adoption Convention
Dec 16th, 2010 by Tracy
From Viet Nam News:

Viet Nam has officially adopted the Hague convention on the Protection of
Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption
Convention). This is the first convention of the Hague Conference on Private
International Law (HccH) to be adopted by Viet Nam.

Viet Nam's Ambassador to the Netherlands Huynh Minh Chinh signed the convention
on behalf of the Vietnamese Government earlier this month.

The Hague Adoption Convention, one of 38 HccH's conventions, aims to protect
children and their families against the risks of illegal, irregular, premature
or ill-prepared adoptions abroad. To date, 81 countries have adopted the

Minh said joining the convention was a milestone in the efforts of Viet Nam in
integrating into the multi-dimension collaboration on international law. "The
Vietnamese government would accelerate the process to complete the legal
framework and have this convention put into effect," he said at the signing

On January 1, 2011, the Adoption Law of Viet Nam will also start to take effect.
Together with the Hague convention, the country hopes these measures will help
protect the rights of children."

There are of course many more steps to come, so much more still to take place,
but this certainly is a move towards safe, ethical and transparent adoptions
becoming a reality again one day. Our daughter, Faith, was adopted from Vietnam at age 3. She is now 17 and we hope to return for a visit to her country in the next few years.  We are very happy to hear of this new development in international adoptions. We love Vietnam!

1 comment:

Patricia said...

This is certainly great news for parents and children!