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Orphanage Presentation

Download (58 MB wmv file), or view on YouTube
Watch 6 minute video presentation
about the Orphanage and our work.

East Meets West August 2013 Dental Clinic Youtube 7 minute video

Smiling Children- December 2010
View on YouTube. 6 minute video

Typhoon Ketsana Cleanup - November 2009
View on YouTube. 3 minute video

Angels of the Highlands
(Remembering the Vietnamese Kids) - October 2008

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VSO Video - March 2009 
View on YouTube.
8 minute video of our February 2009 VSO trip.

VSO Video - February 2008 
View on YouTube.
8 minute video from Dave Chaix and Pat Keegan's trip.

VSO Video - February 2007
Download (45 MB wmv file) or view on YouTube.
7 minute video presentation about the Orphanage
and our work during the February 2007 trip.

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We hope you will be moved to help the children with a donation. The price of one take-out large pizza (about $12) will feed, educate, and shelter one child for one month. It is our hope that others who are interested in helping the poorest of the poor’s orphans will choose to participate in this very worthwhile and life sustaining cause.

If you wish to contribute, we encourage you to not only make a personal contribution, but to spread the word about our work to other Vets, your church and community groups.

Please send your tax-deductible donations and checks to:

Friends of Vinh Son Orphanage (FVSO)
P.O. Box 9322
Auburn, CA 95604-9322
E-mail Us

Use the following link to make a donation online with your credit card:
  Donate through Network for Good 

The VSO Board pays for all administrative costs so that your donation goes to the children or projects that support the children.

When feasible, we also accept in-kind donations or Gift Certificates to purchase toys and goods for the Children.

Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions:

Updated July 7, 2008

1. Can I adopt a child from Vinh Son?
Answer: Yes. However, children are only available for adoption through licensed agencies by the Vietnamese government and the embassies of the respective governments where prospective parents are citizens.

As of July 1, 2008, Vietnam is not accepting new adoption applications from the U.S. - this was reported on the PBS News Hour.

2. How difficult is it to adopt?
Answer: Very time consuming and difficult. But some children have been adopted.

3. Will VSO help me in this process?
Answer: No. We can only refer you to the appropriate people that we know that can assist in these matters. Our mission/charter does not permit us to be involved in the adoption process.

4. Can people volunteer to work at the orphanages?
Answer: Yes - Many people from all over the world have come to assist the caregivers with these wonderful children. If you are interested, contact us at the email address above and we can facilitate your request with the appropriate person at the orphanage. However, in addition to your passport, you must have a visa from the government of Vietnam. Make sure that you contact their embassy in your country with sufficient lead time to receive the appropriate approval to travel to the Central Highlands and the city of Kontum.

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