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From orphanage to Orleans: New Orleans woman born in Vietnam during Vietnam War searches for her birth mother

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Orphanage to Orleans, a New Orleans woman born in Vietnam during the Vietnam War is searching for her birth mother. Saran Bynum was among an estimated 3,300 infants and children evacuated from south Vietnam in what was called Operation Babylift. Adopted by a New Orleans couple, Bynum grew up unaware of her Vietnamese heritage, but she had a feeling she didn’t quite fit in. As she matured, Bynum discovered her adoption. She learned her father was a black U.S. soldier and her Vietnamese mother had given her up. As the anniversary of the Fall of Saigon approaches, this podcast explores the overlooked aspects of the war and the people still searching for a sense of peace decades after the fighting finished.

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