Vietnam Adoption Program

Dillon International has a long tradition of serving the children of Vietnam, both through adoption and humanitarian aid. Since 2000, Dillon International has raised money to support surgeries, orphanage improvements, and education scholarships. The Vietnam Department of Adoption re-opened the program for U.S. families in 2014 after a temporary closure. Dillon International is one of only three American agencies approved to work in Vietnam.  Dillon representatives in Vietnam help facilitate the adoption process.

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Waiting Child Photo Listing

Currently we have children who have been identified as being available for international adoption.

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When deciding if adoption is right for your family, we understand there are a lot of questions.  Schedule a time to talk to one of our adoption professionals.


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Country Comparison


We understand that trying to choose a program that best fits your family can be overwhelming.  We have created a country comparison chart to help you see all the programs at one time.  We also have the option to start the adoption program without selecting a country program.  

Frequently asked questions

Who are the children available for adoption?

  • Boys and girls 20 months to 16 years old at time of placement.
  • Children with identified medical and/or developmental needs ranging from moderate to significant.
  • Children older than 5 years with no identified medical needs are available.
  • Sibling groups are infrequently available.
  • Limited number of children under 5 years with minor and/or correctable medical and developmental needs. Dillon may temprarily place a hold on accepting new applications for children in this category.

Can I select my child's gender?

Families wanting to adopt a child under 5 years with minor and/or correctable needs must be open to either gender. Families wanting to adopt a child with significant special needs or over 5 years may choose gender.

Can single applicants adopt?

Yes, Vietnam allows for single heterosexual women and men to adopt on a case-by-case basis.

What are the family requirements to adopt from Vietnam?

Parents’ Ages

  • 25-55 years of age for heterosexual married couples
  • 25-55 years of age for single heterosexual women and men (considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • No less than 20 years age difference between parent and child
  • No more than 50 years age difference between younger parent and child preferred.
Length of Marriage
  • At least 2 years for first marriage
  • At least 2.5 years if second marriage for either spouse
Children in Family Prior to Adoption
  • No more than 5 children. Larger families will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • All 50 states
Psychological Evaluation
  • Not required unless clinically indicated
  • Minimum annual income of $30,000
  • Two adults (one parent) must travel and make one trip of 13-20 days.

What does a typical Vietnam program adoption timeline look like?

Estimated timeframes are based on Dillon's current experience and can change during the process.

  • Application: 2-3 months
  • Home study: 2-3 months
  • USCIS and dossier: 2-3 months
  • Referral: 3-18+ months
  • Child’s arrival: 3-5+ months
  • Total timeframe: 13-32+ months