Cambodia - Srey Lieu and Srey Mom, Kim Sophoan's daughters

In 1997, Kim Sophoan, a widow, visited Phnom Penh with her 2 daughters Srey Lieu and Srey Mon, then aged 9 and 12. Her 'friend' Chhim Naly convinced her to leave the two girls with her so that they could go to school. Normally, Sophoan had to leave her children alone while she worked. No paperwork was signed. Ten days later, Kim Sophoan returned to Phnom Penh and learned her daughters had been adopted by a US family. Their names had been changed on the Cambodian paperwork.

A year or more after the adoption, Naly forced Kim Sophoan to thumbprint documents relinquishing the girls to Naly. The names on the Documents were Dany age 8 and Dana age 6, wrong names and wrong ages.

The girls were adopted by the Potter family in Washington State and are now Channa and Channy Potter.
Date: 1997-01-01
Number of children: 2

Orphanages

Persons: Chhim Naly

Agencies

Persons: Lynn Devin

Facilitators

Location

Cham Chao, Phnom Penh
Cambodia
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