| Father Founded
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brian Hjort, world renowned founder and lead investigator of the family-find agency, FatherFounded.org, will be addressing the annual meeting of Amerasians, Vietnam Veterans, and their families and supporters, on May 23rd at Chaw Chow, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon in April 1975.
Hjort has been interviewed by news outlets around the globe including CNN, El Mundo, BBC World, BBC Channel 4, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Tuoi Tre (Vietnam’s Largest Newspaper) and numerous other organizations. He has been featured in a BBC documentary on the plight of children born in Vietnam to American GI’s during the Vietnam War. He is currently wrapping up a memoir about his twenty-three year journey, documenting his work in finding the American fathers of children born in Vietnam during the war. Release of the book is being planned for the Boston meeting of Amerasians. Hjort’s groundbreaking use of DNA testing, something unheard of when he began this work in 1992, has been the model for other organizations.
Brian will be in Boston through the weekend from
Friday May 22 – Sunday May 24
Please feel free to contact us for further details and to schedule an interview or meeting with Mr. Hjort during his brief visit to the USA.
CONTACT INFO: Brian Hjort US CONTACT INFO: Bonnie Caracciolo
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BBC film "Vietnam Children of the enemy". Father Founded together with BBC went undercover in Saigon, this january. Together with Vietnam veterans Jerry Quinn and Dennis Hall, me, Hung and Sue Roberts and Ian boths from BBC.
The idea of do an film in Vietnam started in late 2013, when we was contacted by BBC. They wish to film the reality, with no filter, from inside Vietnam.
After some talking back and forth, we got the teams together, and early january we met in HoChi Minh City, Vietnam. Plans was to interview amerasians still in Vietnam, follow Vietnam veterans looking for their children and to do an general film about Father Founded and our work in Vietnam.
We did the first interviews with the amerasian An Thanh Nguyen and hes Amerasian wife. It was an sad and emotional story about an amerasian couple left behind in Vietnam, and we all shared an tear about their life in Vietnam.
Jerrys search came up as the second interview and first search. We started to search hes oldVietnamese spouse area of living, it was an very hard, both becauce of hot climate,difference in time, from 40+ years ago and the emotionally issue, of bringing an old veteran and father back, to look for lost love. So much sadness and broken hearts.
We kept on Jerrys case and then we did the second interview with the Amerasian Dung, which father we had located in USA. He and hes wife are waiting, to leave for USA. An very warm interview with an couple that were hopefull for an better life in Dungs fatherland.
Dennis came in, as almost the last person and we had little time on hes case. We found hes old area, where hes Vietnamese spouse used to live and found out he had an son, named Vinh. For Dennis its was an shock and he had no idea about what they outcome would be.
The film was an move back in time for all of us. For the veterans, and for us working with amerasians. We was confronted with past events and hear the stories from boths sides. It was an once in lifetime event.
I would like to Thanks Sue Robers and Ian O'reilly for their outstanding work, your patience with our way we act, I guess we won't be hollywood materials. Jerry and Dennis, you're boths great men, good examples of old warriers and fathers looking for your children. Hung, as usally you did your best and more than that, you got trashed many times by our frustated foreigners but you kept your head cold and heart warm.
Link for BBC world:
BBC World News
Father Founded needs your support !!!
Many amerasians are still left behind in Vietnam today, they had little or no informations about their American fathers, and the only way to have an chance to leave for USA, are to locate their American father or hes family, so they had an chance to reopen their case.
The best way to find their fathers, are to use DNA test. We had already raised means to buy some test, but its just an drop in the ocean.
We are trying to raise 25 000 usd, to buy dna kits and fly back to Vietnam, to do the test on the amerasians. So if anyone wish to help us, in dna test amerasians, the support us and donate for the test. Your can use paypal.com, Western Union, check or bank transfer. For more info, look on the "donations" page or contact Father Founded
Father Founded goes to the USA (old news)
The American dream, the dream made in the land of opportunities. We've been assisting Americans and their children for more than 20 years and actually never met any of them. A bit strange I know.
So it's now or never. To head for the land that gave us so much in terms of wonderful people, challenging cases and history. A once in a lifetime event, where Amerasians, Vietnam veterans, American, Vietnamese, or anyone can meet me.
I want to share my life story with Amerasians, hear the stories from those who have been part of my life for the last 20 years, and get some new input in how to be better in helping locate lost people.
With the help of my Amerasian friend Thanh and other good people, Father Founded will be present in San Jose, Ca from 7th to 11th of August 2013. Anyone is welcome, friends and foe.
Since its hard to raise the means to come to the USA, and time is limited, it's not possible to change the time and place for the event.
If anyone wishes to join the event, then please go to my contact page and submit your email for information and you will be connected to our friends in San Jose, CA.
I hope many will show up, to honor the Amerasians still in Vietnam and remember those that didn't make it to their fatherland.
Cuộc hành trình đến nước Mỹ của FatherFounded
Giấc mơ Mỹ, giấc mơ được thực hiện trong vùng đất của cơ hội. Chúng tôi đã giúp người Mỹ và con cái của họ trong hơn 20 năm và thực sự chưa bao giờgặp bất kỳ người trong số họ. Đó là điều tôi biết hơi lạ một chút
Vì vậy, ngay bây giờ hoặc sẽ không bao giờ. Đểchuẩn bị sẳn sàng cho cuộc hành trình đến miền đất đã cho chúng tôi rất nhiều về những con người tuyệt vời, các trường hợp thách thức khó khănvànhững câu chuyện về họ . Và nó sẽ là một lần duy nhất trong một sự kiện của cuộc đờichúng ta, bao gồm con laiMỹ, cựu chiến binh Việt Nam, Mỹ, Việt Nam, hoặc bất cứ ai có thể cùng đến tham dự để gặp và trao đổi thảo luận với tôi
Tôi muốn chia sẻ nhữngcâu chuyện cuộc đời của tôi với anh chị em lai Mỹ, và nghe trình bày những câu chuyện từ những người đã là một phần của cuộc sống của tôi trong 20 năm qua, và đểtiếp thu có thêmđược những kinh nghiệm quý báo mới đểlàm thế nàothực hiện tốt hơn trong việc giúp xác định vị trí người bị thất lạc.
Với sự giúp đỡ của Thanh , một người bạn Mỹlai của tôi và những người bạn tốt khác, FatherFounded sẽ có mặt tại San Jose, California từ ngày 7 đến ngày 11 tháng 8 năm2013.
Bất cứ ai cũng sẽ được chào đóncho dù là bạn bè hay những người chưa bao giờ có thiện cảm với tôi vì những lý do tế nhị nào đó
Kểtừ khi việc gây quỹ cho chuyến đi đến nước Mỹ thật sự khó khăn , và thời gian thì cũng có hạn , cho nên nó thì không thể đểthay đổi thời gian và địa điểm cho sự kiện này.
Nếu bất cứ ai muốn tham gia sự kiện, sau đó xin vui lòng vào trang liên hệ của tôi và gửi email của bạn để biết thông tin và bạn sẽ được kết nối với bạn bè của chúng tôi ở San Jose, CA.
Tôi hy vọng nhiều người sẽ có mặt tham gia để tôn vinh những người con lai còn ở Việt Nam và ghi nhớnhững anh chịem lai Mỹ nào mà đã không có cơ hội trở về quê cha như nguyện vọng của họ vì những lý do khách quan hoặc chủquan.
2012 and up to april 2013, gave fewer new cases. Since the remaining amerasians in Vietnam, had almost no informations about their fathers, and most amerasians lives in the bigger city in Vietnam and knows about Father Founded, then its dead end.
An small amount of Amerasians living in USA, had send their cases too. Most amerasians in USA, are moving on with their life, they don't have the need to look for an father, since the life in the fatherland are stable, without the hunger and poverty they faced in Vietnam.
More Vietnam veterans had turned up, looking for their amerasian children, which are very positive sign. Time are running out for the figthing men, they are getting old, health are bad and memory fading away.
An steady numbers of relatives, had been in touch with Father Founded, asking if anyone are are looking for their father, brother or son whom served in Vietnam and fathered an child there. We had add their informations too.
Locating an father after 40 years or more, with the help of soundlike name, occupation, rank and age, usally ends up hitting the wall. The Vietnamese mothers didn't understood english well, didn't knew how to write and read english eather, with an war going on and the postwar Vietnam repression against those that had an relationsship with the Americans, then the mothers had little left from past love relationsship with Mr. America.
Amerasians in Philipines had much more informations about their fathers. Their mothers spoke well english and the US military bases in Philipines had an long history, going way back to the independence of the Philipines from Spain. It was bases related to peacetime, and many relationsships with American military men and Philipino women lasted for years.
The fathers we located had rejected their children, for reason we can't explain !!!! Since we don't know and understand how an father can denied hes child.
Other cases we solved,are Vietnam veterans that we assisted in located their former girlfriends. The veterans didn't knew if they had an amerasian child or not, but Father Founded gave them their answers and peace in heart and mind.
12 Cases USA 2012-13
10 Cases Vietnam 2012-13
12 Father searching for amerasian child 2012-13
10 Anyone looking for 2012-13
6 Solved cases 2012-13
War are not the solution of an problem, its create more problems when its over. The amerasians are an ongoing problem and sad story for Vietnam and USA, from the time they were born up to now.
We in Father Founded knows what the war, did to Vietnam and USA ,and their "Children of dust". Now after all those years, amerasians in Vietnam and USA keeps looking for their ghost fathers and the frustrations of getting no where or been rejected, makes some of the amerasians to turn their anger against Father Founded.
An word like "disapointed" are been used alot. Disapointed that Father Founded can't locate the father, the father are dead and gone, or the father denied having an amerasian child.
We can't promise an lovely father, after all we are just 2 men covering Vietnam and USA. Boths are amateurs, not professionals. Our work with amerasians comes from heart and love for humanity.
God bless the Amerasians, Vietnam veterans, USA and Vietnam.
Founder of Father Founded
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Its nice to be importent, but also importent to be nice !!! Those means it all, Father Founded are not an huge powerfull organisation, rather its an group of dedicated people, that try help those in need.
Like every group we need economic means to run the searches, the homepage, phonecalls and othe issues related to the amerasians.
So make an difference !! Donate little, makes an big change for those that an voice in their life. Below here are some ways how to donate, or go to our donate page.