Update: March 2020
EVENT POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY 7 APRIL, 2021
Dear Fellow Adoptees and Supporters,
It is with a heavy heart that we announce a postponement of the Viet Nam Mother’s Event 2020. The decision was made on 8 February 2020 and involved assessing the logistics in managing duty-of-care, risk mitigation, health and safety of individuals, permissions to proceed and the achievability of the core objectives for the event.
We remain committed to hosting the event, as the need for adoptees to lead in reaching out to mothers remains a priority for us all. And so, we ask that you keep this close to your hearts as we wait patiently to re-schedule the event, at this time we will look forward to the new date of Wednesday 7 April, 2021 at the Caravelle Hotel, HCMC.
Feel free to contact us for more information if you need. We understand that the inconvenience and burden of plane ticket costs and booking of annual holidays will cause a level of distress.
We would like to begin by thanking all those who have been tirelessly assisting in raising awareness, raising funds and committing themselves to attend the event. All funds donated will remain in-trust, designation for the mother’s event as agreed. The DNA kits purchased for the mothers will be kept in the USA until we can get them into Viet Nam for the mothers. For those who have paid for their luncheon tickets we will email you individually and organise a refund if you would like, or they can be kept on hold.
Tobi and Mary-Nelle were both included in the discussions leading up to the decision to postpone, as our Viet Nam events were affiliated. We appreciate their co-operation and understanding in these matters and look forward to continuing our collaborative relationship into the future.
We are personally disappointed we won’t be able to do this event this April – but please understand safety for all comes first. As with many adoptees, we are keenly aware that our time is running out regarding connecting with our lost mothers. We must trust and have faith that in due time, we’ll be reconnected.
Sue, Jason & My Huong