Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Path toward adoptions progressing

Path toward adoptions progressing

Path toward adoptions progressing

Marking the next step to the Kingdom’s resumption of international adoptions, the Ministry of Social Affairs distributed for the first time copies of all adoption-related prakases, or edicts, to international representatives and adoption agencies in the capital yesterday.

International interest in the Kingdom’s resumption of international adoptions was evident during the conference with embassy representatives from the US, Germany, Israel, Italy, Thailand, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland and the Philippines in attendance.

But with only one social worker for every 25,000 adoption applicants, Cambodia must be sure it can cope with demand, Social Affairs Minister Vong Sauth said. At the conference, Sauth appealed to international donors to continue contributing funds so “child abuse, trafficking and prostitution” could be halted.

While the freeze on adoptions – put in place in 2009 by the Inter-Country Adoption Law – was lifted in January, the country has yet to begin accepting or processing applications.

MOST VIEWED

  • Government denies claims former Thai PM Yingluck issued Cambodian passport

    Government officials on Thursday denied claims that a Cambodian passport was issued to former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who reportedly used it to register a company in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong-based English language South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Wednesday reported Hong Kong

  • US’ Cambodian ambassador appointment blocked

    The US Senate returned the nomination of Patrick Murphy as Ambassador to Cambodia back to US President Donald Trump on Thursday, as the American government shutdown entered its third week. The US Senate website announcement said it returned Murphy’s nomination as ambassador as his

  • ‘Indian’ tuk-tuk drivers take flak

    The drivers of “Indian” metered tuk-tuks are facing widespread criticism for failing to respect traffic laws and causing traffic jams and accidents. Nay Sitha, a resident of Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, spoke to The Post about the difficulties he faces, especially when travelling to

  • Diplomatic passports issued to foreigners to be annulled

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will move to annul diplomatic passports issued to those not born in Cambodia. Analysts say the move may be in relation to reports that former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra used a Cambodian passport to register as