US Embassy appears to take adoption step

posted Feb 23, 2013, 12:09 PM by Christina C.
From The Phnom Penh Post, February 22, 2013:

The US Embassy – which has suspended adoptions from the Kingdom since 2001 – has begun to seek applicants for an “InterCountry Adoption Assistant”, though a spokesman denied that there was any plan to lift the ban.

In a job ad placed in a local newspaper yesterday, the embassy said the assistant would “perform all duties involved in immigrant visa processing of children” once adoptions resume.

No date was provided for the resumption, but applications had a deadline of March 7.

But US Embassy officials denied that intercountry adoptions were resuming at this time.

Spokesman Sean McIntosh said the filling of the adoption assistant position had “nothing to do” with the resumption of adoptions.

“Funding for this position has long been in place and we are seeking to fill the position.”

McIntosh said it was “clear” the Kingdom was committed to further progress and did not rule out a future partnership.


Read the full article here.