Friday, July 20, 2007

Vietnam Delegation Visits Children’s Hope

Officials Praise the Children’s Hope Vietnam Adoption Program,
July 19, 2007

St. Louis- Dr. Vu Duc Long, Director of the Department of International Adoption (DIA), and Mr. Dang Minh Dao, legal expert for the DIA overseeing adoptions to the US, made Children’s Hope their first stop in their American tour. Thursday evening, Children’s Hope families who adopted from Vietnam attended a Children’s Hope reception for these two top adoption officials.

The twenty-five families in attendance showed off their adopted children and heard the two men praise Children’s Hope Vietnam adoption program.

“Children’s Hope is one of the top five agencies in Vietnam…number one in placing children with special needs,” said Mr. Dao. “Among the forty-three agencies licensed in Vietnam only about twenty are doing a good job.”

Friday, the Children’s Hope development/sponsorship team met with the delegation to explain current and projected development aid projects in Vietnam in addition to working at establishing a strong orphan sponsorship program.

Although Children’s Hope was their first stop while in the US, Dr. Long and Mr. Dao will visit one other adoption agency before meeting with adoption officials in Washington D.C.

Caption: Children who were adopted from Vietnam gather around Mr. Dao, on the left holding a child, and Dr. Long, in the light yellow short-sleeve shirt, at Children’s Hope home office in St. Louis.


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