Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Part 2: Tien

Tien is toddler who has a cleft plate. He has a sweet smile and can throw a ball right at your head. Two months ago, one of the volunteers figured out how to get him an operation and started making plans. When she was just about finalizing everything, an American couple decided they wanted to adopt him and have the operation in the U.S. Adoptions take a long time, so in the meantime there isn't much we can do. Within the last few weeks though, the Vietnamese government has gotten into some problems with the U.S. and they are taking away the possibility of Americans adopting Vietnamese babies. If the adoption doesn't go through within the next few months, then Tien will be back to having no operation, and no adoptive parents.

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