This is good news (delivered by JCICS) for the future of international adoptions from Vietnam:
Program: International Relations Initiative
Date: September 8, 2009
Regarding: Vietnam Requests Negotiations
Following on our Update of September 1, 2008, it is Joint Council’s understanding that the Government of Vietnam has issued a formal diplomatic note to the United States Government naming a high ranking Vietnamese official as Vietnam’s lead negotiator and also requesting that both governments begin negotiations towards a new Memorandum of Agreement regarding intercountry adoption.
Joint Council applauds the Government of Vietnam for taking this very important step and encourages the U.S. Government to respond in a most positive manner.