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Dillon has a long history in Vietnam including:
- Humanitarian aid beginning in 2000.
- Adoptions beginning in 2001. From 2001 until 2008, Dillon placed more than 100 children into loving families.
- At the time, the majority of the children we placed from Vietnam were very young, but about 20 percent had special needs, such as vision problems, being HIV-positive and hepatitis C-positive.
- Dillon currently helps more than 400 children in four provinces with educational scholarships.
- We also provide funding to a boys home in Dalat.
- We have renovated orphanages, helped fund heart surgeries and put playground equipment in orphanages.
Dillon International has received approval to place children from Vietnam with adoptive families in the United States beginning Sept. 16, 2014. Dillon provided adoption services until adoptions by Americans were placed on hold in 2008, following the expiration of a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. and Vietnam. The U.S. Department of State and Vietnam’s Department of Adoptions have recently initiated a new agreement allowing intercountry adoptions to resume through a special program to serve orphaned children who are older or have special needs.
CHILDREN AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SPECIAL PROGRAM
- Children 5 and older
- Children with medical or developmental needs
- Some sibling groups
- Some of the special needs may include cleft lip and palate; HIV infection; blindness in one or both eyes; deafness; missing fingers, hands or foot; heart disease; and conditions requiring lifelong care.
- Both heterosexual married couples and single applicants, ages 25-55, may apply.
- Parents must be at least 20 years older than the child
Length of Marriage
- Couples married at least 2 years for first marriage
- At least 3 years for a second marriage
Children in Family Prior to Adoption
- No more than 5 children prior to adoption.
- Families may choose the gender of their child.
- 1 trip, probably 2-3 weeks in length
- Reports will be due at 1, 3 and 6 months
- Family reports due at 12, 18, 24 and 30 months
- Application: 2-3 months
- Home study: 2-3 months
- USCIS and dossier: 2-3 months
- Referral: 1-12+ months
- Child’s arrival: 6-9+ months
- Total timeframe: 13-30+ months
You can sign up for a free webinar to learn more about Dillon.
The Application, which includes the fee schedule, has been updated to include Vietnam. You can apply online here.
Want to see how this compares to other countries’ requirements? Look at our program comparison chart.
Learn even more in the Adoption Guide.