AVI Networking in the USA (Aug 2000)

In August AVI was invited to meet over twenty adopted Vietnamese individuals from America who were meeting in Chicago to launch the US based adoptee group, The Vietnamese Adoptee Network. This event was also attended by advisory group, Mam Non who later invited AVI to attend an event for adoptive parents and adoptees in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In Minneapolis, AVI was able to meet with the Catalyst Foundation, organised by a Vietnamese adoptive mother who has coordinated annual Vietnamese culture camps for families with adopted Vietnamese, aid assistance for charity programs in Vietnam and an aid expedition to Vietnam inviting adopted Vietnamese to assist orphanages.