I only met Kieu today. She is a very shy girl who prefers to stay in her room and have her friends visit instead of coming out with the rest of the children to play. Her mother was a prostitute and did not have much time for her. I understand that she spent much of her early life locked in a closet. She came to the baby orphanage after her neighbor heard her screaming. When she cried, her mother would push her head underwater until she passed out, and if she woke up, she would do it again.
Stories like this seem so unreal to me, and I know I'm in over my head. It's tough learning about what their lives had been like, but it is good to know that they are doing better where they are now.