Vietnamese Adoptees

Website Resources:

Photo Credit: AVI’s Website and Community Facebook Page
  • Adopted Vietnamese International – Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI) was launched in April 2000 on the 25th anniversary of the end of the Viet Nam War. AVI is a volunteer network that is dedicated to Vietnamese adoptees from past generations today. The first main generation were adopted before, during, or in connection with the Viet Nam War or its mass exodus that directly resulted. Generations that followed came with refugees arriving in the 1980s and more recently, through international agreements between various nations.

    One of the main aims of AVI is to provide a range of resources and opportunities for adopted Vietnamese to explore their community and history and to share their unique insights on adoption with adoptive parents and birth parents, the wider transracial adoption community, younger generations of adopted Vietnamese, general members of the Vietnamese Diaspora, and other cultural communities. Since its launch over ten years ago, the AVI network has offered a range of internet initiatives, creative projects, adoptee events, and research.

Facebook Resources:

  • Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI) Community Page – This is AVI’s public Facebook page. It was created by Vietnamese adoptees for the voices of these adoptees, foster children, and orphans.
  • Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI) Facebook Group – This is AVI’s private Facebook page. It was created by Vietnamese adoptees for the voices of these adoptees, foster children, and orphans. Please read and adhere to their guidelines before requesting to join.
  • Vietnamese Adoptee Network – Originally founded in 2000, the Vietnamese Adoptee Network sought to maximize the Vietnamese adoptee experience in a caring, supportive environment by networking them to other Vietnamese adoptees and community resources. One of the primary reasons VAN was created was to have a safe medium for Vietnamese adoptees to express themselves and find their voice. Since the advent of Facebook, it’s become much easier to do some networking.