'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.
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.