To military families

Adoption Program Suspended

We regret to announce that we have had to suspend adoptions to military personnel stationed in Japan.

Like all other short-term residents, military personnel are asked to undergo pre-screening before the adoption process can begin in earnest. Until recently, this was conducted on base at the Yokosuka Naval Base, even when the applicant was stationed elsewhere in Japan. This system was inconvenient for those stationed a long way from Yokosuka, but was generally successful. There are ARK animals living on several military facilities around Japan.

Unfortunately, the person in charge of pre-screening was transferred. We have consulted others prepared to do this important work, but have not yet come to an agreement. At this stage, we do not know when we will be able to resume adoptions.

We apologise to military families and hope that this setback does not deter them from adopting from another responsible organization.

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