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The 35th Anniversary

My name is Trista Goldberg and I am the founder of Operation Reunite. We are a 501 c3 that focuses on supporting Vietnamese adoptees and the process of discovering our past. We also help Amera......

Visa Exemption

I just renewed my passport to go on the reunion adoptee tour in Vietnam 2010. I’m so excited but now need to fill out my family visa exemption application. When traveling to Vietnam it j......

Same Eyes, Different View

Same Eyes, Different View by Indigo Willing I was recently asked by a friend about what it was like returning to Vietnam for the first time. The first trip I took back fell at a very confusing ......

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......

Kids Day Out At The Amusement Arcade & Opening Up

On Saturday, Mum & I met up with Daniela & a couple of my favourite students (Tai & Nhi) for Ice Cream. It’s not often that the kids get to go out & it was so adorable to see the......

Le Van Tam Park & The Sweet University Graduates

Last night mum & I went to Le Van Tam Park which is in district 1. It was a beautiful evening, which helped to clam me down after all the problems I’ve been having with DHL. In the middle o......

Rebel With A Cause!

Right now I’m sitting by the hotel pool yet feel so trapped, irritated & confused! You’re probably wondering why? Isn’t that most people’s dream; to relax by the pool? Well not in this case......

An Amazing Welcome Home!

Unfortunately I am still waiting for the boxes of gifts that Danone sent to my hotel to arrive. Luckily I had bought some gifts at the airport for the staff & managed to pack some gifts for......

A Jam Packed Day Filled With Love, Food & Laughter!

It was great meeting up with Son Michael Pham again; we had so much to catch up on & there is no better way to do so than over lunch! He took us to the food plaza in Parkson’s & I couldn......

Good Morning Vietnam!

I awoke to a beautiful sunny morning & after hearing the sounds of the traffic singing to each other, knew I was finally home in Vietnam. I’m not a morning person & due to jet lag I sl......