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:
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
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.