Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — More social support establishments in Việt Nam should be allowed to perform intercountry adoption procedures, the Department of Adoption proposed on Wednesday. A conference on amending some articles of the law on adoption took place in Hà Nội on Wednesday, with the participation of Deputy Justice Minister Nguyễn Khánh Ngọc and officials from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)’s Department of Adoption. Adjusting regulations through which the social support establishment is allowed to proceed with inter-country adoption procedures was one of the issues discussed at the conference. At the moment, only the establishments that were appointed by provincial People’s Committees can screen foreign parents and give the orphans to foreign adoptive families, according to Nguyễn Thị Hảo, director of MOJ’s Department of Adoption. “Thus orphans living in some social support … [Read more...] about Social support establishments should be empowered: Adoption official
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Vietnam-Japan Special Friendship Ambassador Ryotaro Sugi said that after a three-day visit to Vietnam from September 21 to 23, he would continue mobilizing the Government of Japan to support Vietnam on social issues. Vietnam-Japan Special Friendship Ambassador Ryotaro Sugi singing with orphans in Hanoi Birla Village. Photo: cand.com During a visit to the Birla Children's Village in Hanoi on September 21, the Vietnam-Japan Special Friendship Ambassador decided to adopt all orphans at Hanoi Birla Children's Village. He also witnessed the signing of a project to upgrade the Birla Children's Village in Hanoi between the Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Kunio Umeda and the Board of Directors of Hanoi Birla Children's Village. is the newly signed project is part of the Japanese government's nonrefundable aid program in the fiscal year of 2017 for social issues in Vietnam. The signing was also to celebrate the 44th … [Read more...] about Vietnam-Japan Special Friendship Ambassador adopts orphans in Hanoi Birla Village
A Vietnamese-American has financially assisted the adoptive father of 12 orphans in his home country for years as a way to give back to his native country. A Vietnamese-American has financially assisted the adoptive father of 12 orphans in his home country for years as a way to give back to his native country. Le Minh Trien, 53, the owner of a thriving lawn mowing business in the U.S., was deeply moved when he first learnt of a fairy tale taking place on Cam (Forbidden) Mountain in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang. The protagonists of the tale, Nguyen Tan Bong and his ailing septuagenarian mother, have provided for and taken care of 11 orphaned and disadvantaged children, including a preschooler with hearing and speech impairments, for over a decade now. Bong, 51 years old, has rejected marriage proposals from women out of admiration for his good deeds and devotion to single-handedly caring for his children. Trien came across an article published in 2008 about Bong and his … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-American man acts as second ‘father’ to 12 orphans in home country
Your say (22-08-2008) Will adoption bring orphans a better life? Last week, Viet Nam News raised the question of whether foreign adoption was a good thing for Vietnamese orphans. We asked readers to consider how adoption should be managed to avoid negative consequences for both the children and adoptive parents. Here are some opinions we received. Philippe Neyroud, Swiss, HCM City: According to the UN Child Rights Convention, signed by almost all the countries in the world, the interest of the child is the main point on which public policies must be focused. And it appears very clearly that some countries don’t have sufficient laws or structures to prevent private adoption, which may be child trafficking and this is unfortunately a reality that occurs every day. The best way to prevent child trafficking is to have laws that don’t allow private structures to propose children for adoption. It’s the State authority’s responsibility to protect children and to give … [Read more...] about Will adoption bring orphans a better life?
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is in Vietnam with husband Brad Pitt for her first known visit since adopting an orphan from the country four years ago, local media reports said Jolie and fellow film idol Brad Pitt landed in the southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday night with their adopted son Pax Thien and five other children, VNExpress online newspaper reported, quoting an airport source. The Oscar-winning American, who starred in the "Lara Croft" films, adopted the boy as a three-year-old from a Ho Chi Minh City orphanage in 2007. She and Pitt have two other adopted children, from Cambodia and Ethiopia. VNExpress said the family would travel to Con Dao, a holiday destination off Vietnam's southern coast. The airport refused to comment to AFP and the orphanage could not be reached. Pitt, Jolie and their six children were in Tokyo on Thursday, where Pitt held a news conference ahead of the Japan release of his new movie "Moneyball". … [Read more...] about Jolie, Pitt back in Vietnam with adopted son