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BUI DOI ~ Operation Babylift

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November 14, 2010

This opened the doors for US International adoptions. Back then they were "BUI DOI" today they are "waiting children. It's Adoption Month!  See more
Nicole & JJ


bui doi was a term used to refer to Vietnamese children born to American fathers during the war. After the fall of Saigon, the US military left, nowt knowing these children existed. Some to this day still don't. The term translates to "Dust Of Life" or half breed street rats not accepted by their peers or even family. Some women had dreams of their children moving to America and being with their fathers. Imagine the love for your child so great to let them go in order to have a better life.
Some were reconciled with their "families" in the US others were not so lucky, left on their own. Not Fully Vietnamese and yet. not quite American: "halfbreeds" became another common term to refer to these children as.
I was not born IN Vietnam, but in Seoul, just after the Fall of Saigon. I too can be considered a BUI DOI. I was lucky enough to be adopted by a wonerful family in the US.
Operation Babylift is an unbelievable story of bringing these children to the US for adoption as well. 1st hand accounts of their stories and the good will/love behind the effort
ATG Productions is a non profit org promoting awareness/education to adoptees and Asian Americans. Please take some time to check it out...google if you must
Years ago I saw a show on Broadway, Miss Saigon. To this day, I carry every word of that Opera with me. Get the soundtrack and you will get a taste of what this project is about.
Not just about the adoption, but about the sacrifices we make for this to happen: for the children to be accepted and to have a life.
What a better time to take action than National Adoption Month!
P.S. I am a local area Representative for Dillon Adoption Agency! Any questions, don't hesitate to write! My "job" is to get the familys, waiting and already with their forever families together and share stories/events.



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