Next Events

April 28, 2014

Dates have been announced for Mooncake 2014 Celebrations and TET 2015 Celebrations.

Mooncake Celebrations will take place Sunday 14th September 2014.

TET Celebrations will take place Saturday 28th February 2015.

More details will follow.

TET Celebrations have been booked for Sunday 2nd February at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin.

For further information please contact



Mooncake Celebrations 2013

September 13, 2013

Mooncake has been booked for Sunday 29th September 2013 at Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley, Dublin



Below is a copy of a notice posted on the Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency website:

Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency (HHAMA) is delighted to inform you that we are the first agency to be accredited by the Department of Justice and the Adoption Department in Vietnam, under the new Adoption Law in Vietnam. Helping Hands have been awarded a licence to facilitate adoptions for Irish applicants. There are now 28 agencies working in Vietnam.

Following this accreditation, there are now a few procedural items to be finalised with the Adoption Department in Vietnam, the Adoption Authority of Ireland and Department of Health, Children and Youth Affairs, before applications can begin to be processed.

We intend to hold information meetings for every applicant in the coming months, to inform you of the new procedures in relation to adopting from Vietnam and to discuss your individual application. Applicants who are fully registered with us will be dealt with first. We will be in touch with every applicant in the coming weeks and months.

Due to the backlog of applications already registered with HHAMA, we are not taking new registrations at present. We will email those on our mailing list and update our website when we have further information regarding accepting new registrations.

At this stage you do not need to do anything regarding your application. We will contact you in relation to what paperwork you require and what paperwork you need to update.

We endeavour to finalise outstanding matters in a very timely manner and ask that you bear with us during this stage. Please note that we have no indication at this time when we will receive the first referrals. This is a matter beyond our control and we ask for your understanding regarding this.

We appreciate your patience up to now and wish to thank you for your support during the last few years.

We will be in contact with applicants in due course and look forward to working with you in the future.

Our website will be updated in the coming weeks to reflect the new process and new document requirements  in relation to adopting from Vietnam.



February 8, 2013

VINAF will facilitate an information on Friday 8th February at Bewleys Hotel(Dublin Airport), Malahide Road, Dublin.

The meeting will commence at 8pm and is open to both members and non-members alike.

Entry is 5 Euro per person payable on the door.

No booking required.

ARC Adoption Mediation Agency and Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency will present information and answer questions

in relation to the adoption process in Vietnam.


January 13, 2013

TET is booked for Saturday 9th February at the Irish Life Centre in Dublin.

Tickets will be on sale soon. Members only.

Some photographs from the Family Day at Farmleigh hosted by Minister France Fitzgerald for Minister  Cuong, Vietnamese Minister for Justice, and a delegation of Vietnamese officials. (click on thumbnail to see larger photo).


Mooncake Celebrations 2012

August 23, 2012

Hold The Date:

Mooncake is booked for Sunday 30th September at Bewleys Hotel, Malahide Road, Dublin.

More details and bookings will be announced later.

Vinaf Annual Picnic

July 13, 2012

Don’t forget that this year’s picnic is at 1.00pm Malahide Castle on Sunday 15th July.
Everybody is welcome so See you there.

A Delegation from the Vietnamese Government visited Helping Hands adoption agency today (26/06/12)
There were some families and children adopted from Vietnam to greet them and exchange small gifts.
The delegation:

1. Mr Nguyen Van Binh, Director General, Dept of Adoption, MOJ, Head of Delegation
2. Mr Pham Van Nguyen, head of A64 Division, Ministry of Public Security 

3. Ms Trieu Thi Thu Thuy, Deputy Head of Policy and Legal Documents Division, MOJ 
4. Mr Phan Dang Kien, Desk Officer, Dept of Adoption, MOJ
5. Ms Tran Thu Hoa, Dept of Civil and Economic Laws, MOJ, Interpreter
6. Ms Nguyen Hanh Dung, interpreter, Embassy secretary/Assistant to Ambassador
Some photos from today.
Click on any photo to see the full image