How many orphans in Vietnam? There are 1.5 Million.

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 in Popular


I read that there are 1.5 million orphans in Vietnam.  That is very sad and what makes it particularly sad is that the Vietnamese Government and the US Government have made it particularly hard for people here to adopt these orphans.

We visited several orphanages in Vietnam.  In Vietnam the orphanages are either run by the Church or by the Government.  In either case each orphanage we visited relied heavily on donations of food, clothing, toys and other things for the orphans.  Some of the orphanages in the cities such as Saigon were frequently visited and the kids seemed happy.  But unfortunately most of the orphanages in the more remote locations of Vietnam were hardly visited at all the kids were in desperate need of visits, toys and food.

If you are planning a trip to Vietnam it is a good idea to visit the kids in the more rural parts of Vietnam because it is them that need your help the most.   Here is a gallery of some of my pictures of the Orphans of Vietnam – Full Gallery of The Orphans of Vietnam.

Vinh Long Orphanage  (Facebook Site


This orphanage was about 2 hours south of Saigon and the kids and babies were housed in an old prison.  They were behind the cages but safe.  When we entered the building, they screamed in delight.  Imagine the feeling of that?  It was wonderful and heartbreaking all at the same time.

The kids and babies were cute but they needed more help.  They did not have enough people in the orphanage to take care of all the babies and kids.  We were happy to donate food, clothing, toys and even threw the kids a Christmas party which they thoroughly enjoyed.  If you can visit the website above.  My girlfriend and I run the webpage and actively post new pictures of the orphans and how they are doing.



Lang Tre Orphanage

The second orphanage we visited was very remote.  From Vinh Long it took us about 6 hours by car to get there.  The orphanage was run by monks but the kids were very poor but happy in this orphanage.  What made it sad was that the orphanage was also home to mentally disabled men and woman.

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Saigon Orphanage

The third and final orphanage that we visited was the best kept of all of the orphanages.  The kids were so well cared for and so cute.  They had at least 30 people visiting them when we got to the room.  Since I had a camera and write about the orphans in Vietnam they let me come into the special room where all of the babies were kept.  There were babies in this orphanage that were just days old.  And all of the babies slept on the floor.

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If you would like more information about orphanages in Vietnam or how you can help you can send me an email to [email protected] and I will do my best to get you any information that you need.