Vietnam:Timeline for Finalization of Vietnam Standards of Practice


The timeline regarding the finalization of Joint Council’s Vietnam Standards of Practice has been extended. This decision was made in order to ensure that the most up-to-date information is incorporated in the document which will be presented to Vietnamese provinces and the DIA by Joint Council President & CEO Tom DiFilipo.

New information obtained from USCIS and USDOS officials at Joint Council’s Board of Directors meeting next week as well as the feedback received from Joint Council members and external Summit attendees will be incorporated into the document which will be available for your review around January 27 th.

Our extended Vietnam Standards of Practice timeline is as follows:

  • Early February 2008 (updated) – Joint Council’s final Vietnam Standards of Practice will be issued and will reflect feedback received throughout December and January
  • Late February 2008 (updated) – Adoption Service Providers return signed Vietnam Standards of Practice to Adam Schlicht, Child Advocacy Program Manager at
  • Early March 2008: Joint Council will present our Standards of Practice to DIA and Vietnamese provinces through Joint Council’s International Relations Initiative
  • July 30, 2008 (updated): Vietnam Standards of Practice compliance for all signatory ASPs

Again, Joint Council is thankful for your participation as we establish a comprehensive Vietnam Standards of Practice and continue to advocate for the right of all Vietnam’s children to a safe, loving, and permanent home.

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