udon thani orphanages
udon thani orphanages
From my membership on the Udonmap forum back at least six years ago, I have had some interest in orphanages in the Udon Thani area. Any forum posts referencing them were usually of consequence.
The thing about an orphanage is that sometimes a child is actually adopted. And in the past, such a child may have been sent abroad to live with his or her adopting Western parents.
And that brings me to a site called SiamHawk. At present, the site seems to have but one single page, so I don’t know if the site is quite new and new pages will be added; or if it is an older enterprise, and it has languished. But if you enter the link, this is what you will find:
Your story, it is nice one! During 1968 1977 there were many orphanages in Udon Thani, Thailand. Some of those children were adopted to all over the world (United States, Netherlands, United Kingdom, etc.).
Many of the adopted children came back to visit Thailand. They tried to make a reunion and were happily reunited. Some of them has just come to visit the places: St. Mary’s School, Charone Hotel and the village. And as we speak there are some who are in the process to visit these places also.
Those who had a reunion with the biological family in Thailand travelled back to their country with much happiness after that important experience.
The reason why I made this site is to bring those who where adopted from Udon Thani at an early age and brought to other countries to help search for their biological family in Thailand.
I have gained much experience and knowledge in activately searching for the biological families. I also work together with instances like the dutch “Spoorloos” television program to search for biologic family all over Thailand.
Feel free to mail me for more information about what I can do for you. To see you reunited in Thailand gives me much happiness!
As well, there is the site’s E-mail address, which is basically “info at siamhawk.com” (I do not want to link it into this post out of concern that spammers will harvest it).
I didn’t think this was much to go with at all, but then I made a discovery. Surin is openly on Facebook, and the issue of adoptees are a theme there with him. He also is active on the social network hi5.
In my eyes, this truly legitimizes him.
I even noticed him mentioned on a Dutch site called Wereldkinderen (World Children?). Yet another Dutch site lists a programme that seems to show him scheduled to give a 15-minute speech on “reunion.”
As a consequence of all of this, I would confidently refer to him any Thais raised outside of Thailand who are hoping to find their roots.
The site Volunteer Abroad offers some opportunities for people interested enough to want to yield their services to an orphanage.
There is an interesting account on the StickmanBangkok site about a man who started up an orphanage in Buriram. He feels he may have been inspired to do so by a visit to an Udon Thani orphanage in 1989.
There is actually a blog called Udon Thai Orphanage that you might find of some interest.
I earlier mentioned the Udonmap forum — you might enjoy reading one thread from 2006 titled Udon Girls Orphanage.
Mundo Exchange has a short account from late last year of the experience of a couple of their volunteers at an orphanage near Udon Thani.
As a June 28, 2013, update to this post, please refer to a brief comment well down below that was submitted three days ago by Surin Suvadinkun, who is still offering to assist Thai adoptees in connecting with their families or relatives. He offers his E-mail address for contact as siamhawk @hotmail.com (without the space between ‘siamhawk’ and ‘@’, of course). He also offers his telephone number, which would be of enormous benefit for some people.
Girls home in Thailand 1
Mainer1945 — April 05, 2010 — A party, water fight (video 2) and BBQ at the girl’s home in Udon Thani, Thailand. April 5, 2010. Fun for all.
Udon thani Orphanage
I and family take a few things we collected in the UK to the orphanage in udon thani just before Christmas 2008