Vietnam Adoptions back on Track
In a report in the Sunday Business Post last weekend (http://bit.ly/mFispk) it was reported that discussions between Ireland and Vietnam are shortly to resume.
Vietnam has now signed the Hague Convention and puts Vietnam on a formal footing when it comes to adoptions.
This follows on from Ireland’s decision not to renew the previous bilateral agreement.
The Adoption Act provided that prospective parents will only be able to adopt from countries which have also ratified the Hague Convention.
Prior to these developments adoptions between Vietnam and Ireland were regulation by the state to state agreement and on foot of concerns expressed in a UN report and the desire by Ireland to adopt the Hague Convention, the agreement was not renewed.
It is estimated that there are some 200 prospective adopters.
Dermot F. Conway