Category Archives: Adoption Stories

The Right Time for a Reunion

Written on April 15, 2010 By Tricia Houston During our two week reunion, there were too many signs that this was the right time for our gathering of the first generation Vietnamese adoptees fro......

Good Night Saigon

April 15, 2010 Tricia Houston It is my last night in Saigon and I feel a sense of peace within myself. I have found more than I thought I would during my first visit to my homeland. Of course, ......

Homecoming Day

Tricia Houston My homecoming day is April 8. That was when I was named Patricia Anne Houston and given to a family to start a new life. I love you mom!

35 Years Ago

April 6, 2010 Tricia Houston I did not realize that yesterday, April 5, was the day I left Saigon to a new home in America 35 years ago. Today, April 6 was when I touched down on American soi......

Come Together

April 3, 2010 Writing about April 2, 2010 Tricia Houston Yesterday was day of gatherings for the first time since I arrived. After we walked through the Ben Thanh Market and freshened up at ou......

Ben Thanh Market

Tricia Houston April 2, 2010 I once said that the purpose of this trip is to smell, see, touch, and hear my homeland in person. (and of course taste the wonderful food) My senses were on overloa......

My First Morning in Viet Nam “Good Morning Viet Nam!

April 2, 2010 Tricia Houston I woke up to the sounds of the morning city traffic outside of my hotel. The sounds of honking motor bikes and people negotiating food at sidewalk vendors were down......

The Lost Children of Haiti through the Eyes of a Vietnamese Adoptee

By Tricia Houston In the days following the earthquake, we see the heartbreaking images of Haitian orphans and hear the questions of whether they should be airlift and adopted by Ameri......

Reflection of the Colorado Vietnamese Heritage Camp

Reflection of the Colorado Vietnamese Heritage Camp By Tricia Houston For the first time, I attended the Colorado Vietnamese Heritage Camp on August 8, 2009 and participated in four panel discu......

An Adopted Vietnamese Story by Safi Thi-Kim Dub

INTRODUCTION The Vietnam War 1965 – 1975. A ten year war fought between the North, (Communists) and the South, (aided by USA and Allies). One of the aftermaths of that War, were the thousands ......