Helpful Adoption Terms to Know
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know (1/00) Abandonment Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary care giver with no provisions for continued childcare nor with any apparent intention to return to resume caregiving. Abuse and Neglect Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment. Child... The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption
There is a bill in Congress to ratify and implement the Hague Convention. Heard about it? Some news stories make it appear as though the entire rational adoption community is behind the legislation, which includes not only ratification but also a complex implementation plan. However,... Intercountry Adoption
The number of orphan visas issued for intercountry adoptions is tracked by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Demographic Statistics Branch, Statistics Division. For more information on intercountry adoptions, visit the U.S. State Department's Web site, at http://travel.state.gov. For... Trends in International Adoption - 2004 to 2009
International Adoption is just one of many ways in which parents can adopt a child. Children from all over the globe are waiting for their forever families and the statistics below show that Americans are responding to their plight. Unlike the United States, many countries don't have a domestic...
August 29, 2012, 6:30 pm
I have been watching the adoption program from this country as it moves toward reopening in the United States. In January, Kazakhstan came to an agreement and began to sign adoption treaties with various countries. Since then they have worked to bring their program in line with requirements to be... A Caution
February 29, 2012, 2:09 pm
This is probably the most watched of all the countries that I blog about so imagine my surprise when I did a little digging and found a very important [missed] announcement. It appears that back in late January/early February a notice was released regarding adoption from this country. This is... International Adoptions with Vietnam Could Soon Resume, Says U.S. Senator
March 11, 2013, 10:22 am
Many U.S. families were left wanting and many Vietnamese orphans were left in need when international adoptions between the U.S. and Vietnam were closed in 2008. Now, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu says she is hopeful that intercountry adoptions will resume "in the near future." No timeframe has been...