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Survey – University of Birmingham and Queen’s University Kingston

The Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, the University of Birmingham (UK), and Queen’s University, Kingston (Canada) are conducting a community-based survey to better understand what life is like for individuals whose fathers are foreign soldiers. The study is funded by the Wellcome Trust, an independent British charitable foundation with global interest in health […]

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Print Email Facebook Twitter More Vietnam’s Operation Babylift adoptee uses DNA testing to find close relative

ABC AM – By South-East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley Updated 21 Sep 2016, 12:24am After landing at Ho Chi Minh City airport, Adelaide woman Chantal Doecke asks herself in a whisper: “Where are you mum?” The 41-year-old is on an emotional journey to find a family she has never met and to connect with a […]

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Adoptee Reunions: A Happy Ending Can Be Elusive

Korean Expose, Published on January 4, 2017 by Katelyn Hemmeke When I tell South Korean nationals that I’m a Korean-American adoptee, their reactions vary from a kind of backhanded recognition (“Oh, so that’s why you can’t speak Korean”) to profuse apologies (“I’m so sorry that happened to you”) to expressions of jealousy (“You’re so lucky; […]

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Deepa and the Mothers of Silence

Al Modon – Zeina Allouche Article Translated to English by Yara Zalzal   The quest for finding Deepa Darmasiri was poignant, indeed. What a sad picture it was, seeing her eaten up by all her hesitation, to finally gather the strength to reveal what she lived through. Her startled eyes, which talked about the sad […]

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The illegal adoptions of the Lebanese War

Equal Times, 26 Jan 2017 – by Emmanuel Haddad A fundamental rupture was preventing Christiane from moving forward in life, even though she did not really know why. Until one day, during a somewhat drunken night out, her best friend told her she had been adopted: “Your whole life is demolished within seconds. All your […]

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