Friday, October 5, 2007

Children's Hope Families Celebrate with Visitors From Vietnam

Thirty-five families attended last night's reception in honor of Children's Hope visiting Vietnam delegation in St. Louis. Each family came with a great spirit to meet and visit with several instrumental officials who made their Vietnam adoptions possible.

The special guests included: Le Thanh Tam, the Director of DOLISA (Vietnam's department over social affairs); Justice Official Trinh Thi Bich, who presides over the Giving and Receiving ceremonies in Vietnam; Ho Thi Kim Thoa, Assistant Director of Tam Binh #1 & #2 orphanages; and Children's Hope Director in Vietam Thuy Nguyen with both her mother Nu and sister Love.

"Thank you for giving these children a better and happier life, with your love and your care," Le Thanh Tam greeted the families.

The reception was especially meaningful for the assistant director of Tam Binh #1 & #2 as she was able to see many children who were adopted from her orphanage. Two joyful reunions were also had for families whose children were once raised in the foster care of the Nguyens.

The delegation is now traveling to New York City for the second leg of their visit where Children's Hope will also host a reception at our New York office.

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