Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Catalyst Foundation Status Report:
In October 2007, the U.S. State Department became concerned with irregularities in Vietnamese adoptions. They submitted a report outlining their concerns that included: financial links between adoption agencies and orphanages, the high rate of “abandonment” at orphanages, a high rate of relinquishments for payment, unusual patterns of “desertion”, unlicensed Orphan Care Centers, falsified paperwork, and overall reports of corruption.
That report resulted in the closing of adoptions for U.S. citizens. In January of 2012, an independent team was composed to survey and provide a general yet complete and unbiased overview and current situation of the orphanages in Vietnam.
The end goal of this report is to provide information to hopefully create a system that will insure the best practices for adoption thereby ending the exploitative nature of the current system.
The Catalyst Foundation (CF) conducted the survey, which is a registered 501c(3) nongovernmental organization that works with communities in Vietnam to stop trafficking.
Link to Catalyst Foundation Report
Ethics, Transparency, Support
~ What All Adoptions Deserve.