Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Hi there, from Canada

Hi there, from Canada

Hi there, from Canada

Hi there, I am not sure who this e-mail will reach. Please consider taking a few

minutes to read this.

I was born in Phnom Penh on February 12, 1975. I was put up for adoption when I was

a few weeks old, and was sent to Canada to live with my new family.

My adopted parents changed my name to Adrienne Malita Kay, whereas my birth name

in Cambodia was Malita Sar. I have absolutely no idea of any medical or family history.

I am now attempting to search for any roots I may still have, which I am expecting

it to be impossible to find out as I was told my birth parents had died in the war.

However it would be a wonderful surprise if I did find something.

I have been reading a lot on Cambodia lately and I do understand that most Cambodians

do not have birth certificates, also there is a shortage of birth records compared

to the ratio of population. However I do believe that someone may still be out there

who is related to me.

I was searching the internet for some information on Cambodia today and came across

your newspaper. I am hoping that you may be able to provide some assistance to suggestions

on which route I may head.

I do have immigration forms from 1975, however my birth certificate was issued to

me from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

I honestly don't think I have any records, information or names which can be of use

except for the name Malita Sar which I was given at birth. Other than that I only

know that I was adopted by an organization called Families For Children, and a woman

named Naomi Bronstein took me from my birthland to Canada to be with a new family.

I have a six-year-old son, who is half Cambodian, and half Canadian. He is a beautiful

little boy, and I would like to teach him about his culture one day. The only culture

I now know is the Canadian culture.

You can email me if you wish at [email protected].

Adrienne Kay - Canada

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all