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The first 10 orphans to leave Cambodia in 1990 heading for the USA, and the other kids in the “Nutrition Center” Orphanage in Phnom Penh.




 

 

Le'a Chhany ( 1990) in Bangkok           Le’a Channy (2004)
, by my right elbow ...
She was always cute, now she’s beautiful


LE'A AND DANIEL DO BANGKOK




 
One of the first 10 kids - The one in my lap, Theany (Christina)
En route to Hawaii, we stopped in Japan and the head monk of Cambodia, the Venerable Thep Vong, was there en route to somewhere in a delegation, and he blessed the baby, blowing on her head, because he felt she was so fragile whe would not survive – if he could see her now!




Laura Smith came to Cambodia in 1990 as a high school student and now has her own foundation, Global Children (link to site: www.global-children.org).


 


1992




HONOLULU, HAWAII, ABOUT 1993...
 A SPECIAL VISIT BY KHUN SUMITMAI DHARMASAROJ (HE NAME MEANS “Good New Friend Lotus of the Dharma) OF BANGKOK WHO BEFRIENDED AND HELPED MANY OF THE FAMILIES WHO ADOPTED ORPHANS FROM THAILAND AND CAMBODIA  THROUGH “WORLD FAMILY”.


 

This little boy looked so sad when I saw him in the orphanage in January 1990 the first time. Now he’s “Hing Daniel” and living in a great family. His parents came to Cambodia to pick him up in 1990 – he was in the second 5 of the first 10 kids adopted... They helped Daniel carry 5 kids to Laos and then Thailand.


Surrounded by Love
Surrounded by LOVE!
Hing Daniel, look at him now! growing up on Whidbey Island, Washington, a baseball and soccer star,  in college studying international diplomacy and political science, turning 21 in May 2007. He returned to Cambodia 8 years ago when his parents adopted  2 Khmer sisters. They are close to Alexa,also shown here, an aspiring model. his brother Ben is from India, and his sister Amanda is studying International Social Work. Bravi tutti!


 

One of twins, who almost died.


  

"Yun Sa" makes it to Hawaii... And is adopted by a famous musician.




Waiting for the visa @ US Embassy in Bangkok, 1990




Katie




... WHERE THE KIDS WOULD GO TO DIE... (THE ORPHAN ROOM OF THE PEDS HOSPITAL, 1990)


 




On the plane - Sam and Kalani


SCHOOL IN CAMBODIA



A school we built in 1990


DR. DANIEL SUSOTT

1990, CAMBODIA

 


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