Program Five: Brides and Children

Wars create poverty conditions and a surplus of dispossessed women and children.  Many women married American service men.  Many children were adopted and sent to the U.S. Crossing East explores the little told accounts of military brides and Asian American adoptees.

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Baby Pictures: During the Vietnam War, thousands of children were flown out of South Vietnam in 'Operation Babylift.' Now adults, these adoptees are finding out more about themselves in each other and in Vietnam.
Where I'm From: Learning from the experiences of older Korean and Vietnamese adoptees, international adoptive parents, especially those adopting from China, actively seek to include more of the culture of the child’s birth country as part of family life.
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