30 Jan 2012

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1/30/2012: “Barring of Two U.S. Adoption Agencies by IHNFA,” Department of State

“The U.S. Embassy in Honduras informs citizens that the Instituto Hondureño de la Niñez y la Familia (IHNFA ) has barred two U.S. adoption agencies from the local adoption process, effective immediately.  The IHNFA will no longer approve adoption requests filed by families  who utilized the agencies to facilitate the adoption of a local child, as the agencies are no longer registered in Honduras.  Only adoptions approved by the IHNFA can be processed for Immigrant Visas, as the IHNFA is the Government of Honduras’ Central Adoption Authority.

The following U.S. adoption agencies are no longer accredited in Honduras:

1.            Living Hope Adoption Agency, IHNFA’s resolution SG-016-2011

2.            Gladney Center for Adoption, IHNFA’s resolution SG-017-2011″

Read the full bulletin here: http://honduras.usembassy.gov/message_013012.html

1 Comment
  1. Interesting. Any idea why they lost their accreditation?

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