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To Korean Adult Adoptees:

 We are excited to inform you that Social Welfare Society (SWS) in Korea will be sponsoring its 9th Welcome Home.  This is a program they have provided since 2008 for adult adoptees from Korea so they can visit and explore their homeland.  This year the program will begin on August 20th and end on August 26th.

 The core idea of the program is to match an adoptee with a Korean volunteer and experience the entire program together as a team.  Through these connections it is hoped that adoptees will explore Korea in a friendlier way, feel comfortable and invited in the land of their birth.

 The entire cost of Welcome Home 2017 is provided by Social Welfare Society and this also includes accommodations for one day before and one day after the program.  Airfare is not included.  As the opening ceremony is scheduled in the afternoon of August 20th, all participants are expected to arrive in Korea by the morning of the 20th.  As for the departure, the closing ceremony is scheduled in the evening of August 26th, which means all departures should be planned for August 27th or later.

 Any Korean adult adoptees between the ages of 20 and 50 are welcome to apply for the program.  Should there be an overflow of applicants, those that have not visited Korea before will be given priority. The deadline for application is July 21st.

 Attached you will find the program brochure which outlines the daily itinerary.  In addition you will find the application form which can be sent as an attachment via email to Social Welfare Society:  swspas@sws.or.kr.  If you apply for Welcome Home, and we hope you will, please inform us at AIAA so that we can follow through and track your application.  Contact jan@aiaaadopt.org

  WElcome Home

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NEEDING FAMILIES FOR KOREA. SHORT REFERRAL TIME

FAMILIES WITH COMPLETED HOME STUDIES, CALL OR EMAIL TAMMY  tammy@aiaaadopt.org.

                             PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at:

http://coanet.org/accreditation/hague-accreditation-and-approval/public-comment/

Now the excitement begins. One of the first things that you need to do before beginning the process to adopt a child from overseas is to educate yourself:

  1. Go online and research all sites pertaining to agencies, children being placed, costs, travel, US Government, agencies’ and overseas requirements;

  2. Join adoptive parent group or talk to other families who have adopted internationally;

  3. Read everything you can find about risks and rewards of international adoption.

GETTING STARTED WITH AIAA
 


KOREA:  OPEN INTAKE. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLETED HOME STUDY, CALL OR EMAIL TAMMY@AIAAADOPT.ORG. Either sex, most likely a boy, up to 12 months of age at time of referral. Children with moderate or significant medical issues wait for families. NEW PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS WILL REQUIRE 2 TRIPS.
 

BULGARIA: PILOT PROGRAM FOR OLDER KIDS AND THOSE WITH MEDICAL SPECIAL.  Regular program for younger children ON HOLD.
 

NEW LATIN AMERICAN AND AFRICAN PROGRAMS: Pending 
 

CHINA SPECIAL NEEDS:  Partnering with Bay Area Adoption Services to do Home study and Post Adoption Services for the placement children with special needs from China with Michigan families. BAAS is #2 - in the WORLD for children from China! Please call AIAA office for further details.
 

HOME STUDY/POST PLACEMENT/POST ADOPTION SERVICES FOR MICHIGAN FAMILIES: Contact AIAA Office regarding these services for international adoptions. For further information on other Placement Programs, go to www.RAINBOWKIDS.COM, click on “Agencies” and indicate what country you are interested in.
 

NOTE: US State Dept issues adoption country updates and travel advisory, www.adoption.state.gov and www.travel.state.gov.
 

EDUCATION: Check out www.adoptionlearningpartners.org for Internet classes.

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