Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Yep another country is shutting the doors to Vietnam when it comes to adoption. Will prospective adoptive parents listen? That is two countries now saying that Vietnam is crooked. Adoptive parents are the ones with the money. They are the ones with some power to shut these agencies down. News reports are showing that international adoption is down 10% from last year.

Here is the story.

Sweden says it will not extend an adoption agreement with Vietnam beyond next year.

A government spokesman says the decision has been made because of concerns over corruption and possible baby-selling.

Sweden sent a fact finding delegation to Vietnam last month.

The spokesman says Sweden would consider renewing its adoption agreement once it felt assured that Hanoi had addressed its concerns.

Earlier this year, Vietnam ended its adoption agreement with the United States after the publication of an official US report alleging corruption in the adoption process.

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