Vietnam programme
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Vietnam programme

As with all our adoption programmes, we recommend applicants contact us for an overview of all country programmes as selecting a country is an important decision and by discussing the different programmes with HHAMA applicants can be helped to make a decision which is informed and realistic in terms of completing an adoption.

HHAMA has been accredited from the Irish Adoption Authorities (AAI) to mediate an adoption programme from Vietnam.  We are also accredited by the Vietnamese Authorities.

Note: Current waiting time for adoption from Vietnam is unknown.  The Vietnam programme is an additional medical needs programme  and it is difficult to predict waiting times as it very much depends on the age of child, gender and additional needs approval of the applicants.  These aspects of the Vietnam programme are discussed in detail with applicants during our HHAMA information meetings.

To indicate your interest in the Vietnam programme, please email us at  We will add you to our applicant mailing list and send you our Inquiry email with details of the early stages of the adoption process.

14th May 2019 update

Fee schedule VIETNAM programme

HHAMA Irish Fees

The HHAMA Fee applies to the Irish costs for intercountry adoption and is additional to the Sending Country Programme fee.

Details of the HHAMA Irish Fee are currently available on our Fees page

Sending Country Fees

N.B. These are in-country (Vietnamese) costs only.

The Vietnam Programme Fee, payable in US$ to HHAMA is currently $13,462.14 payable in 2 stage payments.

For a full fee schedule with stage payments outlined please request a Vietnam Fee schedule by emailing

Please contact us for a dossier listing and for a formal invitation to register for this program as, with all of our programs, it is important your application and expectations match the realistic profile of the children available from Vietnam.

Irish applicants are required to submit post placement reports every 6 months for 3 years, 6 post placement reports in total.

NOTE.  There is a new format of post placement report required, Post Hague, by the Vietnamese authorities.  All post placements completed now must include this new format form.

Please email for a copy of the form and format guidelines.

Returning to Vietnam to visit orphanages requires pre approval.  If you are interested in travelling to Vietnam we are available to discuss your requirements.  Please contact us on

Full details of dossiers required for each country programme are issued by HHAMA to applicants who have completed the pre-registration phase, are in receipt of an Article 15 approval from the Adoption Authority of Ireland and are then subsequently formally invited to submit a dossier.  It is not advisable to compile documents in advance of that formal invitation as dossier listings, notary and authentication requirements and translation criteria change from time to time.