In a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy on January 12, Ambassador Ted Osius delivered the first inter-country adoption visa issued under the new Special Adoption Program between the United States and Vietnam. Representatives of the Ministry of Justice – the Department of Adoptions, and the Adoption Service Provider, Dillon International, were present to witness as the Ambassador handed over the visa to the adoptive parents and their new child. The event marked the completion of the first inter-country adoption case under the Hague Adoption Convention since the inter-country adoption resumed between the U.S. and Vietnam in September 16, 2014.
During the ceremony, Ambassador Ted Osius congratulated the family and wished them all the best in their new journey together. Praising the Government of Vietnam’s efforts to enhance its child welfare system and develop a transparent and ethical inter-country adoption process under the Hague Convention, he noted that the U.S. government appreciates the close cooperation and collaboration established with Vietnam and looks forward to continued successful implementation of the Hague Adoption Convention.
For more information on inter-country adoption between the United States and Vietnam, please go to https://vn.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/adoption/.