Operation Baby Lift

Host Renee Montagne talks with Sister Mary Nelle Gage, one of the organizers of Operation Baby Lift. When the North Vietnamese army closed Saigon in 1975, government and volunteer groups began evacuating babies and young children. Eventually two thousand children were air lifted out of South Vietnam, and most of them were adopted by American families. Now Gage is taking some of the former orphans and their American parents, back to Vietnam. She's hoping that the two-week trip will help these young adults come to terms with their past by seeing their birth country, and perhaps finding out a little more about their beginnings.



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