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Amerasians: How to help

Here is a rundown of government and volunteer organizations which are helping Amerasians in their homeland and/or helping in their resettlement in the United States:

Americans for International Aid, 525 Terrace Oaks Dr., Roswell, GA 30075. Helps reunite fathers and Amerasian children. Ships clothing, medical supplies and hygiene-related items to Amerasians. Needs tax-deductible donations to help sponsor children or cover its substantial overhead. Send for a list of items it needs.

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Committee on U.S. Scientific Cooperation, helps reunite Amerasian children with their American fathers. Contact: Dr. Judy Ladinsky, University of Wisconsin Medical School. 1-608-263-4150.

Pearl S. Buck Foundation, P.O. Box 181, Perkasie, PA 18994. provides sponsorship and services to Amerasian children in Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and the Philippines.

U.S. State Department. Ricki Gold, Bureau of Refugee Programs, Department of State, Room 5824, Washington D.C. 20520.

Hint: Some agencies are more aggressive and have more success than others in trying to locate and/or resettle Amerasians or link them with their fathers. If you are trying to find someone, send your information to every group.

Veterans should include the, name and birthdate of the mother and child, sex of the child, last known address, any nickname the veteran was known by, his dates of service and military base.

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Domestic assistance American Resettlement Program, InterAction, 200 Park Ave. South, New York NY 10003. Director Michael Kocher has a list of agencies that are working in the United States to help resettle Amerasians after they leave Vietnam.

Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, 2001 S St. NW, Suite 610, Washington DC 20009. Works on the grassroots level with Vietnam Veterans chapters to encourage them to work on a volunteer basis in the refugee communities as tutors, coaches, friends. It is not pushing that involvement as a father issue, so much as a 'big brother' or 'big sister' opportunity.

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