Emotional moment British man meets birth mum he thought had died 43 years after he was rescued from orphanage

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moncler mens jackets Moving footage has captured the moment a British man saved from an orphanage met his birth mum for the first time after a DNA test proved their relationship. moncler mens jackets

cheap moncler jackets cheap moncler outlet Vance McElhinney, 43, left Vietnam as an infant with nothing but a crumpled baby photograph cheap moncler before he started his new life in the UK following an emergency mission in 1975. cheap moncler jackets

monlcer down jackets Children were rounded up amid frenzied panic as then US President Gerald Ford warned the advancing Vietcong intended to massacre war orphans. monlcer down jackets

Vance was adopted by a family in Northern Ireland and thought his family were dead until he was contacted by a cousin in Vietnam via Facebook.

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cheap moncler sale “But she knew the DNA results were getting coverage, but I told her for sure when I saw her. cheap moncler sale

“She only knew I was there 30 minutes before I arrived.

cheap moncler outlet “I kept it as quiet moncler outlet store as possible for the ten days I was moncler jacket sale in Vietnam before seeing mum. cheap moncler outlet

“I wanted to keep it as real as possible.

cheap moncler “It has been good getting to know her, but also difficult as my adopted mum passed away a few months ago. cheap moncler

buy moncler jackets “I feel torn between families. buy moncler jackets

moncler outlet store Vance was one of 100 children put on a rescue flight after he had been handed to nuns 600km moncler factory outlet away in Quy Nhon in the weeks or months before. moncler outlet store

At the time nobody knew his history, but Vance has since discovered he was given to the nuns by his extended family when his mother cheap moncler coats was hospitalised for three weeks.

Vance speculates his relatives hoped to take him back, but with the country in turmoil the children were unexpectedly moved to Saigon at short notice.

moncler outlet online The border was shut for two more weeks and by the time she got in she wasn’t able to get any information about her son, and had no idea if he’d survived. moncler outlet online

The Rev Canon Liz McElhinney and her husband Cyril MBE, national secretary of the YMCA for the UK, watched the news in horror from their home in County Armagh.

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Local researchers and charities found out Vance had come from an orphanage in Moncler Outlet Quy Nhon.

“When it aired my phone was like Blackpool Illuminations. People were sending me messages saying ‘I’m your brother, I’m your cousin, I’m your moncler outlet mother’.

moncler sale outlet “I had to be skeptical. People sent photos and I had to be brutal and reply ‘I’m sorry that looks nothing like me’.” moncler sale outlet.