Category Archives: Reunions

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......

The Parting After a Reunion

For the past twelve months I’ve been repeatedly telling myself that this big Vietnamese Adoptee reunion of ours is still a whole year away. Wow! How is it that time has flown by so quickly......

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, ......

Go Vap Orphanage

Written about Monday, April 12, 2010 Tricia Houston Last year I asked Kim if I could teach a lesson at the orphanage that she volunteers at and was once a home for her. This has been in the pl......

April 4, 1975

Tricia Houston Today is the Galaxy C-5A Memorial Ceremony. To all of my brothers and sisters who I never met due to the tragedy on April 4, 1975, I will be saying a prayer for you at the crash ......

Taking in Saigon by Foot

Writing about April 3, 2010 Tricia Houston At 10:00 on Saturday, April 3, we met for a city tour lead by the inspirational Son Michael Pham. He is the founder of Kids Without Borders (http://www......

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......

Mini Adoptee Reunions

Five years ago, I started to research how to connect with fellow Vietnamese adoptees. Keep in mind that I did not grow up with children who were part of Operation Babylift or adopted from Vietn......