This is from the US Department of State. No explanation of Gladney’s recent boot from Honduras, but they’re back now. The only possible explanation I’ve heard, and my source didn’t have any documentation, is that the problem may have been administrative. Messages for U.S. Citizens in 2012 February 17, 2012 Reinstatement of U.S. Adoption Agency by IHNFA (Instituto Hondureño de la Niñez y la Familia) The U.S. Embassy in Honduras informs citizens that the Instituto Hondureño de la Niñez y la Familia (IHNFA ) recently reinstated U.S. adoption agency Gladney Center for Adoption, per IHNFA’s resolution SG-009-2012. This message updates the prior Message for U.S. citizens published on January 30, 2012. Gladney Center for Adoption is now accredited by IHNFA and is approved to process adoptions for families in Honduras. The Embassy continues to monitor the adoption situation in Honduras and will update U.S. citizens accordingly. Meanwhile, we recommended that families who have not finalized adoptions contact IHNFA directly at at 011-504-2235-3565 to be sure their applications are handled by an accredited adoption agency.
Holy moley! I thought my eyes were deceiving me when this notice from the State Department hit my mailbox a few minutes ago, but it’s true. Gladney has been kicked out of Honduras. Message for U.S. Citizens – Barring of Two U.S. Adoption Agencies by IHNFA (January 30, 2012) January 30, 2012 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 rest of the notice which doesn’t say to much at the link above. I looked around real fast to see what Dame Edna had done to deserve such treatment from such an unworthy country, Continue Reading →