Who We Are
Tim Lai collaborates with and supports Amerasian individuals and groups to serve the Amerasian community.
Our mission is to provide a collaborative space that facilitates resource sharing, supporting the various missions of organizations and individuals in serving the Amerasian community needs. Through a unified coalition, Tim Lai elevates one voice to represent the most urgent issues for this community.
Tim Lai has applied for 501(c)3 status under Amerasian Heritage Quest.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Our URGENCY to Serve
During America’s long military involvement in Vietnam, it is estimated that 67,000 children were born as a result of unions between American military and Vietnamese women. Due to the chaos of the war years, the movement of military personnel, and the fact that a typical deployment was for one year, many of the men who fathered these children were unaware of their existence, and Vietnamese mothers often lacked sufficient information with which to contact the men with whom they had been involved. These uncertainties, including the stigma of having illegitimate Amerasian babies, also led the abandonment of these children altogether.
Who We Serve
Individuals and organizations serving the Amerasian community.
Amerasians and orphans in the US or Vietnam who were separated from their parents by the Vietnam War and brought to the US.
Veterans and civilian workers and their family members.
Future generations of Amerasians and their offspring.