One night in 1977, strong winds blew the roof off a house during a thunderstorm. Five children cowered underneath a bed in fear. Mother was off taking their sick father to the local clinic. All they had for company was a grapefruit given by a neighbour.Not long after, the mother, Pham Thi Lien, lost the house in Hai Duong Province’s Kim Thanh District. It had to be sold to meet her husband Tran Van Trang’s medical expenses. He had been suffering from a stomach ailment for years, needing frequent treatment.After they sold the house, the poor family left their hometown and moved to northern Lang Son Province, where they were told they could find a stable livelihood. Trang and Lien (front) and their sons behind, from left to right: Truong, Thanh, Canh, Ty. Photo by VnExpress/Phan Duong. The seven-member family begged for food on the way to the promised land. As they passed Bac Ninh Province, Trang suffered another attack of acute pain.Moved by the family’s plight, many people advised Lien to give up some of her children for adoption. Desperate to save her children from starvation and have enough food to eat, Lien decided to give her twin sons… Read full this story
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