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Colombia: End of Strike

October 28, 2008 Joint Council is pleased to announce that the judicial strike in Colombia affecting approximately 80 cases has concluded, and the US Embassy is now resuming the processing of these adoption visas. It is also Joint Council’s understanding … Continue reading

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Colombia: Strike Update

October 14, 2008 The Colombian Institute of Social Welfare (ICBF) has informed the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bogota that it will not grant prospective adoptive parents legal custody to complete adoptions in the US. Regrettably, this means … Continue reading

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Colombia: Halt in Intercountry Adoptions

October 8, 2008 The processing of international adoptions in Colombia has been halted temporarily due to the current judicial strike. The judicial strike has occurred for the last 40 days and currently affects about 82 cases. As referrals are still … Continue reading

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Colombia: International Relations Initiative Update

October 27, 2007 In cooperation with Bethany Christian Services and Children’s Home Society & Family Services of Minnesota, Joint Council traveled to Bogotá, Colombia in September. Joint Council met with the Assistant Attorney General for Children’s Rights and visited with … Continue reading

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Colombia: International Relations Initiative Trip

September 5, 2007 Joint Council will travel to Columbia on September 9, 2007. This fact finding mission will incorporate meetings with various social service providers and government officials.

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