To all Amerasians who are currently residing in Vietnam:
Due to unforeseen circumstances that has created confusion in helping with DNA research for our fellow Amerasians that are still in Vietnam. There are now other organizations that are offering the same assistance and have created confusion with duplication of the same cases. To avoid the confusion and cause any denial in the process, AWB has decided to no longer continue with providing assistance for DNA testing as well as completion of sponsoring paperwork effective immediately.
However, any DNA Kits that have been provided by AWB and are already in Vietnam, as well as any outstanding files that had been submitted previously to AWB will be completed. We would like to continue to do our very best to assist the cases that we currently have in our system. The US Consulate office in Vietnam will contact you directly should they have any additional questions regarding your paperwork.
AWB funds will continue to provide the following assistance:
1- Providing assistance to AABB DNA testing after an Amerasian has located their father and/or close relatives on the father's side of the family. The AABB DNA testing usually requires by the US Consulate office – it is not a part of Ancestry or FamilyTree DNA testing. The Amerasian in Vietnam would need to contact AWB directly if financial assistance is needed for AABB DNA testing.
2- Financial assistance will be provided to the less fortunate Amerasians who currently reside in Vietnam such as difficult financial hardship, illness, or accidents, etc.
AWB contact information :
In Vietnam: Vy Tran – Phone number 093-374-8874 / Email address: vytranAWB@gmail.com
In the US: Jimmy Miller – Phone number 509-263-7903 / Email address: jamillerAWB@gmail.com