Today the official announcement was made about the future of adoptions from Vietnam. Vietnam will continue to accept dossiers until July 1st and only cases with an official referral by September 1st will be completed. This doesn't really effect me since I already have my referral but it leaves so many waiting families with little or no hope. My heart aches for all of the families waiting for their referral and for all of the children who will grow up without a forever family. Everyone knew it was coming, but it doesn't make the official announcement any easier.
As if this news weren't bad enough, the US Embassy in Hanoi also issued a Summary of Irregularities in Adoptions in Vietnam on their website. To say that it is awful is an understatement.