Sophie English could walk past her mother in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City at any moment and not even know it.

Born during the Vietnam war, Sophie was just 10 months old when she was sent to Australia. One of thousands of Vietnamese children adopted by overseas families, she has suffered the pain of not knowing her birth family and culture.

More than four decades later, 101 East joins Sophie as she returns to her homeland in search of her birth mother and a sense of belonging. What she finds is a new generation of Vietnamese orphans hoping for a better life.

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Source: Al Jazeera