It is with the deepest regret that we are announcing our Board’s decision to close the agency as of March 1, 2013. This decision was made due to the financial difficulties that ASIA has been facing in light of the constantly evolving and increasingly restrictive regulations in the adoption industry over the last couple of years. The ASIA team has worked extremely hard to try to pull the agency through these challenges. We remain committed to ensuring that our current adoptions in process continue with the greatest care and with the least amount of interruption possible.
As a result, we have selected the following agencies to oversee our cases: Agape Adoptions (www.agapeadoptions.org) has accepted the transfer of all our China files (including completed adoptions), our Taiwan post-placement files and our homestudy-only files. Chinese Children Adoption International (www.ccaifamily.org) has accepted the transfer of our Haiti files.
Please know that this was a very difficult decision, about which the entire ASIA team is extremely sad. We are very proud of ASIA’s 18-year history of serving orphaned children, as well as the families who have welcomed them into their lives. We have enjoyed working with all our families and are doing everything in our power to ensure that this transition is done as smoothly as possible.