Friday 2 December 2016

'We nicknamed her DR EVIL but no-one dared challenge her because we were afraid we would not get our babies'

Published 08/07/2006 | 00:11

The road to Hung Yen 'orphanage', two hours south of Hanoi, with its run-down street stalls, paddy fields and modern high speed cars shows just how quickly Vietnam is moving from communism to capitalism.

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However, it all passed mostly unnoticed by Anne Marie Kennedy and her husband Paul who travelled to there in July 2004.

They were in a cramped minibus with three other Irish couples in Vietnam to adopt a baby and it had been a particularly traumatic morning in their long adoption process.

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