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Vietnam Adoption Program

Alliance for Children recently became one of only three agencies in the United States to be granted a license to place children from Vietnam.

Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia. It borders Laos, Cambodia, China, and the South China Sea. It is known for its rivers, beaches, bustling cities, and Buddhist pagodas. The city of Hanoi has been its capital since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976.

Vietnam’s land is mostly covered in forest and hills. Mountains cover 40% of the country and tropical forest covers another 42%. During the dry, winter season from November to April, the monsoon winds pick up considerable moisture. However, because of the diversity in latitude and topography, the weather generally varies from place to place.

The population of Vietnam is approximately 85.8 million. The official language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. The dominant Viet or Kinh ethnic group makes up over 80% of the population, but there are 54 other ethnic minority groups that speak several other languages.These different ethnic groups have all contributed to Vietnam’s unique culture, which traditionally focuses on harmony and humanity.

  • Children under 5 with minor, moderate and major special needs.
  • Children over 5 with or without known special needs.
  • Sibling groups of any age.
  • Families may state a gender preference but there are no guarantees.
  • Married couples and single women.
  • Parents ages 25-55 and at least 20 years older than child.
  • Couples must demonstrate a long-term, stable, mature relationship.
  • No more than 4 children already in the home.
  • Applicants with health conditions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants with an arrest record will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Apply to USCIS for advanced approval to be eligible to adopt.
  • Satisfy the laws of the state where you reside.
  • Complete a home study by a licensed agency.
  • Meet the eligibility requirement of the Vietnam and Hague Adoption Laws and provide necessary documents to the Vietnamese government.
  • It takes approximately 2-4 months to complete a home study.
  • It takes approximately 6-8 weeks to obtain USCIS approval and complete a dossier.
  • Estimated referral time is given upon submission of dossier. Time frames based on age, number of children and special needs requested.
  • Photo and medical of the child are available upon assignment.
  • One trip of approximately 2 weeks.