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Children of ReunionVietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migrations$
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Allison Varzally

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469630915

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630915.001.0001

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Amerasians’ Families and Hopes of Homecoming

Amerasians’ Families and Hopes of Homecoming

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(p.77) 3 Amerasians’ Families and Hopes of Homecoming
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Children of Reunion
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Allison Varzally

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630915.003.0004

This chapter examines Amerasians, those who could have been but were not adopted by American families in the 1970s. National concern about this population revived ideas about responsibility to the unwanted children of Vietnam and enabled the passage of legislation that facilitated their migration. Amerasians imagined rediscovering their fathers, winning social acceptance, and escaping poverty, but charges of fraud and misrepresentation, the complexity and rarity of father-child reunions, and the difficulties of adjustment in a national where one was presumed an American rather than guided to become one, compromised their sense of citizenship.

Keywords:   Amerasian Homecoming Act, Resettlement, St. Anselm’s Cross Cultural Community Center, Voluntary Agencies, Amerasian Update, Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Service

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