Vietnam - Ruc children of Quang Binh Province

Cao Thi ThuCao Thi LuongCao Thi Lan

Photos by: Simon Parry, Red Door News, Hong Kong

In 2005 or 2006, 13 children were solicited from families of the ethnic minority Ruc hill tribe in rural Quang Binh provice. The Ruc families were told the children would be fed and educated at the Nuturing/Social Welfare Center in Dong Hoi until the family situation improved. When families visited their children, they discovered they'd been adopted internationally.

Above, Cao Thi Thu holds the only photos she has of her 2 daughters Cao Thi Luong and Cao Thi Lan (about 8 and 3). She visited the children shortly after they entered the orphanage and was prevented from taking them home. When she visited again, they were already adopted.

Also mentioned are siblings Cao Duc Muoi and Cau Duc Buoi aged between 7 and 10 at the time.

Date: 2010-03-14
Number of children: 13




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International Social Service: Adoption from Vietnam Findings and Recommendations2009-11-01
Will the Vietnamese Ruc children come home? Part II - Shedding light on the grey-zones of international adoption2008-10-14
Will the Ruc children come home? : Part III Revisiting the words of a Ruc mother, legal loopholes and Vietnamese social policy2008-05-10
Will the Vietnamese Ruc children come home? Part I - “case closed” or is there hope?2008-05-02


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