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. When the Vietnam Department of Adoptions re-opened the program for U.S. families in 2014 after a temporary closure, Dillon International was one of only two American agencies approved to work in Vietnam.
CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR ADOPTION
- Boys and girls 20 months to 15 years old at time of arrival home
- All children under 5 years will have identified medical and/or developmental needs ranging from minor and/or correctable to significant.
- Children older than 5 years with no identified medical needs are available.
- Sibling groups are sometimes available.
- 25-55 years of age for heterosexual married couples
- 25-55 years of age for single heterosexual women and men
- No less than 20 years age difference between parent and child
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.
- Not required unless clinically indicated
- Minimum annual income of $30,000
- Families may choose gender
- Two adults (one parent) must travel and make one trip of 13-20 days.
- Social worker reports due at 1, 6 and 12 months (unless state of residence requires more).
- Family reports due at 18, 24, 30 and 36 months.
- Application: 2-3 months
- Home study: 2-3 months
- USCIS and dossier: 2-3 months
- Referral: 3-12+ months
- Child’s arrival: 3-5+ months
- Total timeframe: 16-29+ months
Want to see how this compares to other countries’ requirements? Look at our program comparison chart.
Learn even more in the Adoption Guide.