Adoption Update

The most up-to-date adoption news

Grants Available for Waiting Children

Each of the following children have $2000 adoption grants available to them through ATWA (www.atwakids.org)! Please consider making these children your own and sharing their stories with everyone you know. Let’s work together to find families for each of these children.

First we have Noah. A baby boy born 3/2012 with DS.

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The second child that has received a $2000 grant is Ana. Ana is so sweet. Her DOB is 1/2011. Her special need is post op spina bifida. She has no use of her lower limbs and is incontinent. Ana is very healthy and a video is available of her if you are interested.

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Our third child who has received an adoption grant of $2000 is Benjamin. Let’s get real honest here, the only reason Benjamin is waiting is because he is a boy. He is healthy! His DOB is 5/2010 and he is post op CL/CP. Bring him home!

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All of these children are designated to Across the World Adoptions. You can learn more about them at http://www.atwatogether .org

February 10, 2014 Posted by | adoption, adoption website, International Adoption | , , | Leave a comment

Matthew has a grant

A few I weeks ago I posted about Matthew. I heard tonight that Matthew has an adoption grant available that will cover almost if not all of the adoption expenses. Spread the word! Matthew ages out in September. He is hoping for a family of his own. You can read more about Matthew here, as I was a guest blogger at Love Without Boundaries a few weeks ago.

June 3, 2013 Posted by | adoption, International Adoption | 1 Comment

US Adoption Agencies Closing

“We see no other choice but to close our doors,” said Christian World Adoption, which had handled Kyrgyz adoptions, in an e-mail to the waiting families. The agency, based in Fletcher, N.C., said an array of factors, in Kyrgyzstan and elsewhere abroad, had boosted its costs and cut its income to the point where it would file for bankruptcy.

Read the rest of the article here.

 

February 14, 2013 Posted by | adoption, domestic adoption, International Adoption | | Leave a comment

Cambodia Will Open Adoption Program ***ALERT*** Read below

Beginning January 1, 2013, Cambodia will open its doors to International Adoption after being closed down 4 years ago due to corruption. The United States will allow adoptions from Cambodia as well. To read more, click here.

***ALERT*** The United States has determined that it will not be able to process intercountry adoptions in Cambodia at this time, under the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-Operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention). January 2, 2013 read more here.

October 31, 2012 Posted by | adoption, International Adoption | , , | Leave a comment

Korean Adult Adoptee Reflects on his contribution to the Korean Economy

I came across this article today. It shed yet another new light on how international adoption has effected various countries. I encourage everyone to read it as it makes you think about adoptee’s roles when it comes to how they have contrinuted to both their birth country and their home country.

Korean Times

October 10, 2012 Posted by | International Adoption | , , , | Leave a comment

New Mexico Program Opened in September

For those of you interested in adopting from Mexico, a new program was opened with Across the World Adoptions in California. Click here to read more about the program, you will be reading the Mexico page on this website.

October 11, 2011 Posted by | adoption, International Adoption | | Leave a comment

International Adoption June 2011 Updates

Ukraine

The Ukrainian State Department on Adoptions (SDA) informed the US Embassy this morning that beginning July 11 SDA will no longer have the authority to process adoption cases.  This will likely result in a temporary suspension of adoptions from Ukraine.  The Ministry of Social Policy will take over as the new adoption authority in Ukraine, but does not yet have Cabinet approval to create a staff and begin processing cases.  The Ministry does not yet know when they will be able to resume adoption processing.   The amendments to the Ukrainian Family Code mentioned in the previous adoption alert will also go into effect on July 11.

Vietnam

Intercountry adoption is not possible from Vietnam at this time. Adoption service providers and prospective adoptive parents should not seek or accept new (or potential) adoption referrals from Vietnam until an announcement is posted that the United States Citizenship and Information Service (USCIS) is again processing new I-600 or I-800 petitions for intercountry adoption in Vietnam.

To read more notices and alerts concerning international adoptions click here.

 

 

June 18, 2011 Posted by | adoption, International Adoption | , , | 1 Comment

Ethiopia Update

The U.S. Dept of State, Office of Children’s Issues had released the following Adoption Alert regarding Ethiopia:

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Government of Ethiopia Plans Major Slow-Down in Adoption Processing

March 9, 2011

Citing the need to work on quality and focus on more important strategic issues, the Government of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs (MOWCYA)  will reduce to a maximum of five the number of adoption cases it processes per day, effective March 10, 2011.  Under Ethiopian adoption procedures, MOWCYA approves every match between prospective adoptive parents and an Ethiopian child before that case can be forwarded for a court hearing.  The U.S. Embassy is working with Ethiopian government officials and adoption agencies to learn more about this change in procedures.  We will continue to share information as it becomes available.

Read the rest of the article here

This means that Ethiopia is cutting their adoptions by 90%.

 

March 10, 2011 Posted by | adoption, International Adoption | | 2 Comments

Vietnam Adoption Update

I have learned that Vietnam has become party to the Hague Convention. This simply means that things are progressing with Vietnam, but they are still not open for international adoption. They are taking necessary steps to protect their children before opening their adoption program again.

Of course you are all wondering if the United States will be entering into a program with Vietnam. At this time, the US has not even updated their Department of State and Intercountry Adoptions website announcing the news that Vietnam has joined the Hague Convention. To read more about this click here.

January 6, 2011 Posted by | adoption, International Adoption, Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

CNN Reports on Transracial Adoption

(CNN) — “White people adopt black kids to make themselves feel good… A black child needs black parents to raise it.” “Maybe she adopted one because the blacks in the community wouldn’t step forward and adopt?” “What’s the big deal? If no white person ever adopted a black child, they’d be saying why don’t white people adopt black children.” “Who cares what race they are? A woman got a child, a child got a mother…it’s BEAUTIFUL!!! And yes I am black…if it matters.”

These impassioned comments and thousands more poured in earlier this week when CNN published a story on the stirred-up debate surrounding Sandra Bullock’s recent adoption. A People magazine cover photo of the actress beaming at her newly adopted black infant son, and the discussions that have followed, clearly hit a nerve.

So when it comes to transracial adoptions in this country, where are we?

To read more click here

Thoughts anyone?

May 8, 2010 Posted by | adoption, International Adoption | , , , , | 1 Comment